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 »

Healthy Families, Healthy Planet Project Director

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The General Board of Church & Society (GBCS) seeks a director for its Healthy Families, Healthy Planet (HFHP) project. The HFHP project strives for a world in which every woman can plan her children, and every family experiences God’s promise of abundant life. Funded... read more»

October 06, 2015

Legislation to end preventable maternal, child deaths worldwide applauded

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The United Methodist General Board of Church & Society and its Healthy Families, Healthy Planet project applaud introduction in the U.S. Senate of the “Reach Every Mother & Child Act of 2015.” The legislation will improve how the United States provides life-saving assistance to... read more»

August 06, 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

‘Advocating for Women & Girls of Sacred Worth’

Free Healthy Families, Healthy Planet training July 25, Lincoln, Neb.

People of faith in Kansas and Nebraska invited to build movement responding to global plight of women's health, education. read more »

June 17, 2015

Survival of richest

Huge disparities in infant mortality rates both at home and abroad

Robust bipartisan legislation, sponsored by Sens. Graham, Coons, would save lives of 15 million children, 600,000 women worldwide within a generation. read more »

by the Rev. Susan Leonard-Ray
on June 08, 2015

Reclaiming birth with sacred worth

U.S. media portrayals make birth kind of terrifying

Faith communities have opportunity to ensure dignity of every woman honored during pregnancy, childbirth and throughout her life, read more »

by Katey Zeh
on April 13, 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

‘Strangers No More’

Honoring sacred worth of all in confronting hate

Deadly shooting in Kansas brings Christians, Jews together to become better acquainted, learn from one another. read more »

by Nancy Brown and Sharon Ritter
on August 25, 2014

Intersections of faith, sexuality education

Aug. 27 Healthy Families, Healthy Planet webinar

Explore connections between faith values, sexuality related to educational initiatives, practices of ministry, and witnessing on justice issues. read more »

August 07, 2014

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