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2015 Peace with Justice grants

General Board of Church & Society awards $41,400 to 15 ministriesGeneral Board of Church & Society awards $41,400 to 15 ministries

Projects in 5 Central Conferences, every U.S. jurisdiction witness to God's demand for faithful, just, secure world. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on April 24, 2015

‘#Faith2EndPoverty’

Faith groups, World Bank call to end hunger, poverty by 2030

‘Moral & Spiritual Imperative’ building movement to translate possibility into political commitment. read more »

April 24, 2015

Build your library with books that instill responsibility for God’s creation

Today is Earth Day. It seems a little silly that we have to have a day to remind us that we live amongst God’s creation, but unfortunately, we seem to need it. Today is a time not only to think about how to avoid the exploitation of creation,... read more »

Posted by Tura Foster Gillespie on April 22, 2015

$41,400 Peace with Justice grants go to 15 ministries around the globe

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The United Methodist General Board of Church & Society (GBCS) has awarded $41,400 to 15 Peace with Justice ministries around the world. The grants are in conjunction with the denomination’s Peace with Justice Sunday, which witnesses to God's demand for a faithful, just, disarmed and... read more»

April 16, 2015

Invest in shared prosperity

1,300 groups ask Congress to strengthen values, economy for all

House, Senate committee-approved budget plans don’t meet test of basic principles to reduce poverty, inequality. read more »

March 25, 2015

$120,000 in grants approved

Henry-Crowe identifies 5 challenges to denomination

Board addresses Native American issues, gender-based violence, United Methodist Building history, report on Social Principles consultations. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on March 16, 2015

U.S. economic inequality

Desert Southwest seminar focuses on growing problem

Conference Board of Church & Society suggests steps congregations can take toward equality. read more »

March 16, 2015

Social-justice agency announces staff realignments

Hill to lead advocacy, grassroots organizing; Abrams, Harrison assume roles as Special Assistants to General Secretary

3 changes will enhance mission to accomplish mandate to seek implementation of Social Principles and other commitments on Christian social concerns of denomination. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on January 16, 2015

General Board of Church & Society announces staff realignments

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Rev. Dr. Susan Henry-Crowe, general secretary of the United Methodist General Board of Church & Society (GBCS), announces that John Hill, director of Economic & Environmental Justice, is promoted to Assistant General Secretary with responsibility for Advocacy & Grassroots Organizing. Two other advocacy directors are... read more»

January 15, 2015

Re-thinking My Nativity Set

As I began setting up our nativity set, I realized that we often forget to focus on each character and what they actually stand for at this busy time of year. The first characters that I took out of my box were the three wise men. Though they were not... read more »

Posted by Tura Foster Gillespie on December 22, 2014

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