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 »

Peace with Justice

The Peace with Justice Program aims to make shalom visible and active in people's lives and communities. The General Conference assigned the General Board of Church and Society to implement the program and called the church to "strengthen its capacity to act as a public policy advocate" in communities... Read More

UN chief’s priorities for 2010

Sustainable development tops list

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's 7 priorities, include Millennium Development Goals, climate change agreement. read more »

January 27, 2010

Social justice agency’s directors issue statements, award grants

Call for Mideast Peace, Obama participation in Durban conference

Peace with Justice, Human Relations and Ethnic Local Church grants total nearly $270,000. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on April 06, 2009

Word from Winkler — Opportunities and obstacles

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by Jim Winkler, General Secretary, General Board of Church and Society
on April 06, 2009

Western Pa. units sign cluster bombs letter

UMW, Board of Church & Society on interfaith letter to Specter

Senator urged to cosponsor ban of cluster munitions near civilian area. read more »

July 25, 2008

Ecumenical Advocacy Days

Religious activists attend 'boot camp'

Sixth annual Ecumenical Advocacy Days provided hands-on training for speaking with U.S. lawmakers on justice issues. read more »

by Kathy Gilbert, United Methodist News Service
on March 21, 2008

Arms Control

Lugar Says Setbacks Have Been Suffered

The U.S. lacks even minimal confidence about its knowledge of many foreign weapons programs. read more »

March 07, 2008

Report on 2007 Legislative Priorities

Minimum Wage Raised for First Time in 10 Years

Legislative advocacy in 2007supported policies and programs deemed to be just and opposed policies and programs considered unjust. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes,
on January 18, 2008

House-Senate Committee Approves Funding for Reliable Replacement Warhead Program

Although a joint House-Senate appropriations committee approved less funding than requested, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., asserts that it is opening the door to a new nuclear weapons program. read more »

by Mark Harrison
on November 12, 2007

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