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‘Human Dignity & Human Rights’

Symposium on role of religion in international affairs

General Board of Church & Society, United Methodist Women, Seventh-Day Adventists, World Council of Churches organize Jan. 21 event at Church Center for UN. read more »

December 18, 2014

Ebola crisis challenge to human rights

Health is human right

Anniversary of Universal Declaration of Human Rights opportune time to acknowledge how health profoundly touches on civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights. read more »

by the Rev. Liberato Bautista and Jillian Abballe with Jefferson Knight, the Rev. Ande Emmanuel and Davidson Amos Dulums
on December 12, 2014

Working for a Just and Lasting Peace Advocacy Packet

"Working for a Just and Lasting Peace in Israel and Palestine" is an advocacy packet created by the General Board of Church & Society and the Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church. The advocacy packet contains a multitude of educational resources for use in local congregations, including information on... read more »

Israel/Palestine

As United Methodists, we are committed to the achievement of “a world community that is a fellowship of persons who honestly love one another.” In order to create such a world, we believe that there should be justice and peace in every nation and respect for all people... Read More

From Pakistan to the U.N.

Social-justice agency intern pursues dream in New York City

Experience ‘deepening rudimentary thinking on need for holistic understanding of rightful duties as citizens of this planet,’ intern says. read more »

by Shanzae Asif
on June 25, 2014

Human Rights & Investment Ethics Task Force update

Draft report, recommendations to be submitted to agency boards

Pension, Global Ministries top executives say they are committed to developing synergy between finance, mission. read more »

March 05, 2014

Faith groups decry Dominican court ruling

UMW, GBCS condemn decision stripping citizenship from 4 persons with Haitian descent

High court ruling would leave as many as 200,000 descendants without a country, forcing deportation to Haiti, a country many have never known. read more »

November 27, 2013

Police assault women marchers

Violence erupts on 'Women Human Rights Defenders Day' in Zimbabwe

Women of Zimbabwe Arise leaders detained, although chief inspector admits he doesn’t know why. read more »

November 27, 2013

Word from Winkler — Nelson Mandela

Methodists should be particularly proud that Mandela’s life has been somewhat intertwined with our denomination. read more »

by Jim Winkler, General Secretary, General Board of Church and Society
on June 14, 2013

Task force on human rights, investment ethics

To evaluate how U.N. Guiding Principles on Business & Human Rights can be adopted

General Conference resolution sets primary objective to identify how investments are supporting entities accused of contributing to human-rights violations. read more »

April 19, 2013

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