The United Methodist Council of Bishops released a statement on the Israel-Gaza conflict amid rising international calls for a cease-fire. The bishops say they want to encourage work toward long-lasting… Continue Reading Bishops call for peacemaking in Holy Land
In response to ongoing war and violence, Bishop David Alan Bard calls us to rigorous discipleship as we open ourselves to new ideas, deeper acts of care, and fresh initiatives… Continue Reading Expanding our empathy
On the news of war in Israel and Palestine, Bishop David Alan Bard asks us to pray deeply for peace and remain committed to Jesus’ call to be peacemakers.
Reminded of the death of a dear friend, Sondra Willobee reflects on what her friend taught her about meeting grief with grace and courage while waiting for peace to come.
Members of a growing Michigan Conference Contemplative Cohort invite you to spend Fridays in Advent exploring a form of contemplative prayer. This week, Rev. Greg Lawton invites us into the… Continue Reading The peace that passes
This Peace with Justice toolkit helps you support ministries of reconciliation.
“I invite every United Methodist congregation in this conference to carry prayers for peace into the holy season of Lent, beginning with Ash Wednesday on March 2,” says Bishop David… Continue Reading Call to prayer for Ukraine
In this year’s Advent message, Bishop David Bard notes that some surprises are bad. But he adds we can also expect to be surprised by God’s joy, hope, and love… Continue Reading A holy season full of surprises
Create pathways for peacemaking, peacekeeping and peacebuilding in Michigan through support of the Peace with Justice Offering on May 30, 2021.
The prophet Isaiah celebrates God’s vision for peace. The Rev. Glenn Wagner contrasts that with the “seemingly endless cycle of gun violence in the U.S. “