General Board of Church & Society petitions to 2016 General Conference

The General Board of Church & Society has submitted the following petitions to the 2016 General Conference. The petitions are in the format that General Conference requires, so in some cases you may need to refer to the 2012 Book of Resolutions or Book of Discipline to comprehend changes. Most petitions include... read more »

Pope Francis’ ‘dynamic’ encyclical

Speaks to climate, ecology of ‘common home’

United Methodist mission head describes it as ‘most-welcomed’ contribution to interfaith conversation. read more »

by Thomas Kemper
on June 29, 2015

Will Central Conferences lead way?

Provide impetus to address environmental issues

U.S. has trailed other developed countries, even many developing nations, in concern over climate change. read more »

by Dr. David Scott
on June 29, 2015

7th World Water Forum

Civil society organizations ‘co-opted’ into fold

Problematic ‘solutions’ offered by corporate organizations to water crisis, according to Ecumenical Water Network coordinator. read more »

May 15, 2015

Christians and Earth Day

‘You can’t love God and ignore the Earth’

Taking care of the world is not just an ecological issue, but a moral and spiritual issue. read more »

by Susan Passi-Klaus
on April 24, 2015

Women combat climate change

Webinar explores intersections of women with climate

Healthy Families, Healthy Planet co-hosts ‘Sacred Worth, Sacred Earth’ with Sierra Club. read more »

by Katie Kraft
on February 10, 2015

‘Blooming in the desert’

Ministry sites in New Mexico, Texas visited by social-justice agency delegation

‘It is always a joy to see the way the reign of God is being expressed in the ministries our United Methodist conferences,’ General Board of Church & Society head says. read more »

by the Rev. Clayton Childers
on December 18, 2014

Faith groups promote climate justice

COP 20 aims to mitigate greenhouse-gas emissions, adapt to climate change

United Methodists join Lima, Peru, gathering to attain just, binding instrument to replace Kyoto Protocol of 1997. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on December 05, 2014


Faith groups hold climate vigils

Global, multi-faith campaign glows as world leaders meet in Lima, Peru, for negotiations. read more »

December 05, 2014

40-day climate walk ends on typhoon anniversary

‘We can't afford to lose this battle for humanity’

By highlighting vulnerable countries like the Philippines, marchers hope to encourage confronting global climate-change crisis. read more »

by Gladys Mangiduyos
on November 13, 2014

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