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My experience engaging in boycott action with Jewish Voice for Peace

I arrived a few weeks ago in Washington, D.C., as one of many social-justice interns working at the General Board of Church & Society (GBCS) this summer. During the few weeks that I’ve been here, I’ve focused on the work of GBCS with concern to... read more »

Posted by Emilia Truluck on June 23, 2014

United Methodist social justice agency condemns chemical weapons use in Syria

CHEVY CHASE, Md. — The United Methodist General Board of Church & Society (GBCS) has condemned the use of chemical weapons in Syria and called for a negotiated peace settlement under the auspices of the United Nations. GBCS’s Board of Directors, meeting here last week, unanimously approved a... read more»

September 23, 2013

Turmoil in Libya

Newsletter focuses on U.S. statements at U.N.

New electronic resource addresses United Methodist endorsement of U.N.’s role as ‘best instrument to achieve a world of justice and law.’ read more »

by the Rev. Liberato Bautista
on April 28, 2011

Connecting the dots

Christian call to public witness

Seminar at U.N. for GBCS interns emphasizes world is not as God wants it, but it can and must be changed. read more »

by Meredith Hoxie
on August 09, 2010

U.S. should join landmine ban

11 years since treaty become law

U.S., China, Russia among only 37 states that have not joined. read more »

April 07, 2010

Memory and imagination key to solving world’s ills

Brain education hope for the world

Individual brain power and collective will are needed to realize sustainable development, security and human rights. read more »

September 15, 2008

Religion and justice in the international community

Commitment to common good among all is necessary

Religious communities can make a difference in helping bring justice to the world. read more »

by Jose Carlo de Pano and Jonathan Kim, Ethnic Young Adult Interns, General Board of Church & Society
on July 25, 2008

Reflection on communion

It's not about me

The challenges to find a theology that can stand up to the complexity of political, economic and social analysis prompt a new look at a sacrament. read more »

by the Rev. Kathleen Stone, Chaplain, Church Center for the United Nations
on March 28, 2008

A United Methodist Perspective on the International Criminal Court

The following questions are taken directly from Marc Grossman, Under Secretary for Political Affairs in his remarks to the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, D.C., May 6, 2002. Each point made my Mr. Grossman is followed by the response of GBCS. read more »

June 29, 2005