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Children & Poverty

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Gun Violence Awareness

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HIV Caring Ministries

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Human Trafficking

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Immigration Response

As United Methodists, we recognize the inherent value of every person, regardless of race, religion, national origin or immigration status. We look into the faces of those fleeing violence and oppression in their home countries, and we remember that Jesus was himself a refugee. We see his face in them. (2016 Book of Resolutions, #3281 “Welcoming the Migrant to the United States”)

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Update from IRC: Afghan Refugees

By Billie K. Fidlin, Director of Outreach & Justice As our churches continue to pray and explore ways to support the Afghan refugees who are being relocated to our Conference area, we do have new information to share. The International Rescue Commission (IRC) who...

disAbilities Awareness Sunday on October 17

By Howard G. Guetherman, disAbilities Representative to DSC Health & Caring Ministries In the Desert Southwest Conference of The United Methodist Church, DisAbility Awareness Sunday is celebrated on the third Sunday of October. This year that is October 17. The...

Afghan Refugee Update

By: Billie K. Fidlin, Director of Outreach & Justice and Rev. David Felten, The Fountains UMC On September 24th Rev. David Felten, Rev. Rachel Gilmore and I took part in the Welcome Tent Interfaith Collaboration meeting supporting Afghan refugees. This effort is...

IRC Phoenix Welcome Center Needs Assistance

By: Billie K. Fidlin, Director of Outreach & Justice Many of our churches have asked how they might help people who are seeking asylum. The following article first appeared in the Arizona Faith Network's newsletter. The Arizona Faith Network is a ministry partner...

Mask Mandate in Schools

By Meredith Joubert, member, DSC Conference Board of Church & Society On July 27, 2021, Governor Ducey signed legislation that bans mask mandates for Arizona schools. This ban has fueled a debate between the value of individual freedoms over the collective good....

Four Corners Native American Ministries needs your help

Four Corners Native American Ministries needs your help

By Rev. Tweedy Sombrero Navarrete, Executive Director of Four Corners Native American Ministry Four Corners Native American Ministry in Shiprock, New Mexico, held their kid Fest last week to give gifts and backpacks with school supplies. We gave out close to 100...

A New Water Paradigm

By JP Smith, Dove of the Desert UMC, EarthKeeper “In a First, U.S. Declares Shortage on Colorado River, Forcing Water Cuts Arizona farmers will take the initial brunt, but wider reductions loom as climate change continues to affect flows into the river.”(1) OK… we are...

The Inn Sponsorship Program

Please help to spread the word that The Inn is back in ministry and needs all of our support. Share this post via social media and email or download and share the bulletin insert linked below. Become a Sponsor today at https://tinyurl.com/3stjppek Click here to...

CCORR Train-The-Trainer

To raise awareness & promote the vision of the Missio Dei (the vision of building up the Beloved Community as God’s mission in the world), foster & facilitate biblical & theological understating of inclusion & diversity as the work of ministry, and train & resource conference leadership, pastors, & congregations for increased cultural competency & fulfillment of the Great Commission.

Annual Conference Mission Project – The Power of Lemonade!

By Billie K. Fidlin, Director of Outreach & Justice As totals start to come in to the Outreach/Justice office on this year's Annual Conference Mission Project - how wonderful to hear of innovative, creative and might I say adorable young people who are doing their...

Time for reflection

Time for reflection

By Billie K. Fidlin, DSC Director of Outreach & Justice Welcome to the June offering of Where Love Lives, with its theme: Committed to Diversity: Difference and diversity are not just words. The Apostle Paul described the Holy as close by, not being far from any...

Your Faith Doesn’t Need Permission

by Quest Hunter, member of the Reconciling Committee of the Desert Southwest Conference Happy Pride Y’all! Happy Pride to the United Methodist Church’s Reconciling Ministry’s members for their tireless efforts to educate. As a ministry, they work towards the goal of...

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