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 »

Shared well-being

Religions for Peace endorses Sustainable Development Goals

Statement urges choosing solidarity over narrow self-interest, true values over fleeting and self-centered satisfactions, and ‘welcome’ over ‘exclusion.’ read more »

by Dr. William Vendley
on October 20, 2015

‘Support Nepal’s People’

Jubilee USA Network seeks signers for petition

Calls on International Monetary Fund, World Bank to cancel $4 million weekly debt of earthquake-devastated country. read more »

May 22, 2015

Climate justice pilgrims

Plan to impact COP21 in Paris

Pilgrims want to urge world leaders to produce legally binding and universal agreement at U.N. Climate Change Conference in Paris. read more »

February 02, 2015

Debt relief for countries most affected by Ebola

Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone owe nearly $3 billion in foreign debt

Guinea spends more money on debt service than on public health, reports Jubilee USA. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on December 18, 2014

Books on religion and politics

'Faith in the Halls of Power,' 'Religion in the Oval Office,' 'The Locust Effect'

Oxford University Press offers analysis of evangelical power brokers, presidents, violence’s impact on poverty. read more »

December 18, 2014

Grants for aging in poverty ministries

Discipleship Ministries awards $75,000 to 31 churches

Grants address denomination core issue concerning worldwide poverty. read more »

December 05, 2014

Bread issues challenge to new Congress

Prays members will work to end hunger

Declares top priority will be scheduled reauthorization of U.S. child-nutrition programs. read more »

November 13, 2014

Social-justice agency calls for eradicating circumstances that lead to crises such as Ebola

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The United Methodist General Board of Church & Society has issued a call to the denomination to respond with faith-filled determination to prevent future recurrences of crises such as that caused by Ebola. The statement emphasizes that the underlying causes that enabled Ebola to move from... read more»

November 10, 2014

2014 legislative priorities

Social justice agency announces congressional advocacy agenda

Rooted in United Methodist Social Principles, priorities include items in recent headlines, some holdovers from 2013. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on April 08, 2014

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