Church and Society News

Prepare for culture shock

published 9/29/2017
Responding to a crisis call, the police officer saw little to eat yet a massive TV and hundreds of videotapes inside the flimsy home. He wondered why entertainment seemed valued over food in that ...

Group encourages churches to become "greener"

published 9/8/2017
Churches can take a number of steps to reduce their impact on the environment, according to the Environmental Coalition of the Conference’s Board of Church and Society. The proposals comply with a ...

Justice retreat focuses on issue of ingrained racism

published 9/8/2017
BY HOLLY MCCRAY Walled in by beauty at Canyon Camp, 80 people recently covenanted to tear down ugly walls of institutional racism in the Church. A 24-hour retreat culminated with agreement on ...

Retreat to tackle systemic racism

published 7/28/2017
Spend an evening listening. Personal stories of racism will open a justice retreat Aug. 25-26 (Friday evening-Saturday afternoon), hosted by the Board of Church & Society, at Canyon Camp. "Tearing ...

Just causes -- Eco-spirituality is focus for deaconess

published 8/28/2015
A box fan hummed and birds twittered outside open windows in July as Pat Hoerth discussed her concerns for God’s good earth. This United Methodist deaconess grew up "immersed in nature" on a ...

Caring for our planet

published 8/7/2015
Personal action at heart of new program The Environmental Coalition hopes to present its new educational program to a wide array of people — civic groups, other secular or faith organizations, even ...

Earth Walk will begin at UM Ministry Center

published 4/17/2015
Earth Walk will begin in the United Methodist Ministry Center parking lot in Oklahoma City on Earth Day, April 22. Live music will welcome people at 6 p.m. The walking route, just over 1 mile, will ...