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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church

    news stories Tagged “Peace with Justice”

    Cady Grant applications now available

    January 24, 2023 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Application forms are now available for the Upper New York Conference Ercil Cady Grant. Cady Grants are awarded annually to a fund ministry, program or experience that benefits or provides education to, preferably but not exclusively, African Americans and/or Native Americans. Awards may be up to $5,000.  Cady Grants are available to individual United Methodists, local churches, and District or Conference ministry teams within Upper New York.  …more

    World Council of churches debates Israel apartheid

    December 8, 2022 / By Rev. Dr. Gary Doupe, UNYAC Task Force on Peace with Justice in Palestine-Israel

    A political system that separates and discriminates among people based on their ethnic heritage is known as apartheid. The word, in the Dutch-derived language, Afrikaans, means “apartness.” That system came to worldwide attention as South Africa, early in the 20th century, hardened its laws of racial separation, denying indigenous Africans any political power. The party of Dutch settlers (known as Afrikaners) consolidated white power, playing on the fears …more

    With more than 140,000 members, the Upper New York Annual (Regional) Conference of The United Methodist Church comprises 825 local churches and 90 new faith communities in 12 districts, covering 48,000 square miles in 49 of the 62 counties in New York state. Our vision is to “live the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to be God’s love with our neighbors in all places."