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 »

Take Action to Welcome Refugees

Refugees are the single most vetted and scrutinized individuals entering the U. S. Yet we have U.S. elected officials who are fully aware of our existing security systems and they are shamefully calling for discrimination against Muslim refugees. With some leaders even calling for the refugee resettlement system to... read more »

Posted by tbruckbauer on November 24, 2015

More migrants expected

United Methodist agencies address global migration

Task to meet basic needs of immigrants, and minister in all aspects of their lives, says mission agency representative. read more »

by Gustavo Vasquez
on October 08, 2015

Getting it done!

It's as good a time as any to take notice of some success — yes, success!

From criminal-justice reform to caring for refugees, United Methodists are making a difference. read more »

by Bill Mefford
on October 08, 2015

Thwart religious litmus test on Syrian refugees

We need clergy and bishops to support welcoming ALL Syrian refugees to the U.S.  Clergy should sign a letter to ensure ALL refugees are welcome: Sign Clergy Letter Now! Our hearts break seeing the images of Syrian refugees seeking safe sanctuary. Unfortunately, Rep. Mike McCaul, R-Texas, recently introduced... read more »

Posted by Bill Mefford on September 29, 2015

Heart-breaking refugee crisis

Tell President Obama to welcome Syrian refugees

100,000 signatures needed to get president’s attention to situation — only 14,000 left to obtain. read more »

by Bill Mefford
on September 24, 2015

Humanitarian crisis in Europe

Not a local or a regional phenomenon

Human trafficking violates right of free movement of people on the move. read more »

by Daniel Obergfell
on September 24, 2015

Watching Syrian refugees stream into Europe has been heart-breaking

We need 100,000 signatures to get the president's attention! Tell him to welcome Syrian refugees right now! But I am glad to say there is something we can do right now! It is clear that the United States must respond with leadership. The U.S. has only resettled 1,517 Syrian... read more »

Posted by Bill Mefford on September 14, 2015

Threatening Sanctuary Cities misguided

Time for Congress to address gun-violence epidemic

Don’t let one person’s actions demonize whole community says social-justice agency testimony. read more »

by Bill Mefford
on July 28, 2015


Take a selfie to help end family detention

Families should not be indefinitely detained in subpar conditions — but it is happening nonetheless! read more »

by Bill Mefford
on July 10, 2015

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