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Peter Storey to Florida Methodists: “No Americanism for You!”

June 18, 2013

by Barton Gingerich (@bjgingerich) During last week’s Florida United Methodist Annual Conference, the unofficial Methodist Federation for Social Action (MFSA) featured Peter Storey as speaker for its simultaneous events. Storey is the former president…


Tyler Wigg-Stevenson’s Advice for Christian Activists

June 13, 2013

Kristin Rudolph (@Kristin_Rudolph) As a young generation of activist-minded, idealistic evangelicals confronts the brokenness and frustration of the real world, Tyler Wigg-Stevenson is calling for a “calibration check” to determine what it means for…


One Million Bones on the National Mall

June 4, 2013

By Faith J. H. McDonnell (@Cuchulain09) The IRD is a founding member of Act for Sudan, a bi-partisan alliance of activists who advocate for an end to genocide and mass atrocities in Sudan. This weekend, June…


Evangelical Immigration Table Doesn’t “Need to Know the Details” of Reform

April 18, 2013

by Barton Gingerich (@bjgingerich) Yesterday morning, Christians from many walks of life gathered to the Evangelical Immigration Table to advocate for comprehensive immigration reform. Prominent voices of many races, ages, and cultural backgrounds spoke…


Being Millennial at the March for Marriage: A Real World Perspective

March 30, 2013

by Barton Gingerich (@bjgingerich) Last Tuesday, IRD participated in the March for Marriage (that’s some of us at the top there, sans cross-dressing dancer who was 15 feet off, stage left). As you may…


Protestants and Abortion

January 31, 2013

he following article appeared on the American Spectator website. Over 100,000 people turned out this year’s March for Life. (Photo credit: Catholic Philly)   Last week about 100,000 or more marched in the annual March for…


Evangelical Immigration Table Hoping for “Grassroots” Movement

January 16, 2013

This week the Evangelical Immigration Table launched the “I Was a Stranger” campaign, which is based on Jesus’ words, “I was a stranger and you invited me in” from Matthew 25:35. The campaign aims to guide…


Thunderous Support for Sudan

October 6, 2012

Dear President Obama, Dear Governor Romney: What about Sudan? Act for Sudan, an alliance of Sudan advocacy groups and individual activists that includes IRD, hopes to challenge the Presidential contenders with this question in…


Moral Equivalency on Display: A Statement on the Two Sudans

September 23, 2012

On Friday, September 21, 2012, the U.S. Department of State released a “Joint Statement by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Norwegian Foreign Minister Espen Barth Eide, and United Kingdom Foreign Secretary William Hague,” directed…


Pulpit Politics

September 10, 2012

Discussing political issues in church is always difficult, but during an election year the challenge becomes even greater. Addressing this tricky issue earlier this year, pastors at The Gospel Coalition (TGC) conference discussed the…


Nuns, Methodists, a Budget, and a Bus

July 11, 2012

By Julia Polese The Nuns on the Bus tour ended in front of the United Methodist Church & Society Building here in DC on July 2nd (See video here). Sister Simone Campbell gave an…


Outsourcing Stewardship to the EPA

June 29, 2012

By Julia Polese Reverend Jim Ball wrote an article on Huffington Post lauding the “over 50,000 pro-life Christians [who] are supporting the EPA’s efforts to overcome global warming.” The organization Ball works for, the…