Faith leaders learn about Healing Communities

Yellowstone Conference welcomes GBCS national coordinator

Congregational involvement can lead to advocacy for systemic change, such as criminal-justice reform. read more »

by the Rev. Melanie Martin-Dent
on September 24, 2015

Kairos Prison Ministry Outside Nov. 13-15

Free event at United Methodist Lake Lucerne Camp

Wisconsin support weekend for women with a relative or friend incarcerated. read more »

September 24, 2015

‘Lord, Let Our Eyes Be Opened,’ Oct. 23-25

Breaking chains of mass incarceration

Pennsylvania event will include day of action at state capitol Oct. 26, Healing Communities training. read more »

September 24, 2015

Threatening Sanctuary Cities misguided

Time for Congress to address gun-violence epidemic

Don’t let one person’s actions demonize whole community says social-justice agency testimony. read more »

by Bill Mefford
on July 28, 2015

Sandra Bland death needs answers

Social-justice agency grieves young woman’s ‘suicide’ in Texas

Agency prays for comfort for her family, says surest way to bring healing is to answer questions surrounding her death. read more »

July 28, 2015

Social-justice agency expresses concern over Sandra Bland’s death

The General Board of Church and Society of The United Methodist Church grieves the death while in police custody of Sandra Bland of Waller County, Texas, a recent employee of Prairie View A&M University. Ms. Bland’s family and the African Methodist Episcopal Church, of which she... read more»

July 21, 2015


Take a selfie to help end family detention

Families should not be indefinitely detained in subpar conditions — but it is happening nonetheless! read more »

by Bill Mefford
on July 10, 2015

Charleston, S.C., shootings deplored

Social-justice agency condemns gun violence, racism

9 victims killed during weekly Bible study at a church whose centuries-long history includes notable civil-rights involvement. read more »

June 29, 2015

‘Interrupting Indifference: Jesus, Justice & Joy’

July 29-Aug. 2 University of Illinois in Chicago

More than 200 United Methodist Women to train in faith-based responses to social-justice issues. read more »

June 29, 2015

Agency deplores shootings, unrelenting racism of killings in Charleston, S.C.

The General Board of Church & Society of The United Methodist Church joins with people of faith everywhere in praying for the victims of the brutal, senseless shootings Wednesday night of nine members of the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C. The victims, including the pastor,... read more»

June 18, 2015

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