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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 »

‘Alzheimer’s Talks’ teleconference Oct. 13

Topic Down Syndrome link to Alzheimer’s

Harpold to discuss why persons with Down Syndrome experience Alzheimer's disease earlier and at much higher incidence. read more »

October 08, 2015

Bishop says everyone affected by HIV

Bishop speaks at East Africa Methodist AIDS Summit "Everyone in East Africa has experienced the death of a beloved family member due to HIV," declared the presiding bishop of the Kenya Methodist Church, the Rev. Joseph Ntombura. "Since we are all members one of another, the Body of Christ has... read more »

Posted by Donald E. Messer on October 01, 2015

Every 67 seconds

Someone in U.S. develops Alzheimer’s disease

Sign petition to Congress to fully fund life-saving Alzheimer's research. read more »

by the Rev. Cynthia Abrams
on September 24, 2015

Alzheimer’s affects every community

A conversation with the Rev. Cynthia Abrams

Faith United Against Alzheimer’s Coalition championing bottom-up approach to empower people with tools to build network of care transcending borders. read more »

September 24, 2015

Kozol to discuss ‘Theft of Memory’

July 29 Alzheimer’s Talks teleconference

Exploration of father’s notes led to powerful book chronicling decline, but to preserve memories. read more »

July 28, 2015

Alzheimer’s Talks Teleconference Aug. 19

Topic to be late-life depression relationship to cognitive decline

Monthly series produced by USAgainstAlzheimer's raises awareness about issues, unites advocates with researchers or policy leaders. read more »

July 28, 2015

Health-care decision applauded

Health Care Working Group praises 6-3 Supreme Court vote

Interfaith leaders' joint statement celebrates millions of people will no longer worry about losing health-insurance subsidies. read more »

June 29, 2015

United Methodists welcome health-care ruling

ACA insurance subsidies approved by 6-3 Supreme Court ruling

Some annual conferences have seen Affordable Care Act as game changer that relieves them, local churches of a huge financial burden. read more »

by Heather Hahn
on June 29, 2015

Alzheimer’s Talks Teleconference July 14

NOBLE trial evaluation of drug for mild-to-moderate Alzheimer's to be topic

Monthly series produced by USAgainstAlzheimer's raises awareness about issues, unites advocates with researchers or policy leaders. read more »

June 29, 2015

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