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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 »

Putting our faith into climate action

Warm Hearts, Cool Climate week 2

Coupling advocacy with individual efforts, United Methodists are walking the talk and caring for creation. read more »

October 20, 2015

‘Warm Hearts, Cool Climate’

A global journey for climate justice

United Methodists will travel to France next month to advocate for a just international agreement on climate change. read more »

by Tricia Bruckbauer
on October 08, 2015

Climate and Church

The National Council of Churches Eco-Justice Program (now Creation Justice Ministries) put out a resource focusing on climate change and church ministries.  Entitled Climate and Church: How Global Climate Change Will Impact Core Church Ministries, the resource looks at... read more »

Posted on October 07, 2015

Sustainable Food in a Changing Climate

The 2015 Earth Day Sunday resource from Creation Justice Ministries (an ecumenical organization of which Church and Society is a member) is titled Have You Anything Here to Eat? Sustainable Food in a Changing Climate.  The resource takes a look at how the... read more »

Posted on October 07, 2015

The power of place

Beautiful. Tragic. Complex. The Appalachian region is one of the most beautiful as well as the most complicated places I have ever been. The beauty of the mountains seems to shield the pain of its people when you first drive by. As someone who claims Appalachia as home, a recent... read more »

Posted by Minoka Gunesekera on July 30, 2015

Social-justice agency delegation to travel through Appalachia July 16-21

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A delegation from the United Methodist General Board of Church & Society (GBCS) will travel through Appalachia July 16-21 to develop relationships in support of the denomination’s emphasis on “Ministry with the Poor.” GBCS’s chief executive, the Rev. Dr. Susan... read more»

July 10, 2015

Connecting with Appalachia

Social-justice agency delegation to travel through 4 states July 16-21

Journey will engage diverse voices on current challenges, creative opportunities for social change that abound in region. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on July 10, 2015

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

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