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 »

Fast Track Trade Authority thwarted

Bipartisan majority rejects part of trade legislation

Lack of transparency in proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership prompts United Methodists to call members of Congress to oppose trade legislation. read more »

by Mark Harrison
on June 17, 2015

U.S. economic inequality

Desert Southwest seminar focuses on growing problem

Conference Board of Church & Society suggests steps congregations can take toward equality. read more »

March 16, 2015

Harvesting justice

Hard work, low wages typical situation of farm workers

This holiday season let us give thanks for farm workers’ labor, not just for the blessings of abundance. read more »

by Alexandria Jones
on November 21, 2014

In praise of public servants, taxi drivers

A reflection on Labor Day 2014

Dignity of labor, rights of workers are fundamental teachings of world's religious traditions. read more »

by Susan Henry-Crowe, General Secretary, General Board of Church & Society
on September 02, 2014

‘Labor in the Pulpit’

Interfaith Worker Justice offers resources

Invite workers, union leaders, worker advocates to speak during worship Labor Day weekend. read more »

July 22, 2014

Interfaith Worker Justice Conference June 22-24

Fast-food workers raise bar on wage campaign

Seminary Consortium for Urban Pastoral Education partners to make event biggest U.S. gathering of faith leaders, worker advocates. read more »

by Kim Bobo
on May 22, 2014

Walmart joins ‘Fair Food Program’

Promises to support Coalition of Immokalee Workers’ social responsibility effort

World’s largest retailer vows to help expand program beyond Florida into new crops. read more »

January 27, 2014

‘Pilgrims’ visit GOP House offices

Faith leaders, locked-out workers pray for end of shutdown end

‘Faithful Pilgrimage’ ratchets up moral pressure as shutdown harms low-income families, seniors, veterans. read more »

October 19, 2013

Income inequality

A Labor Day reflection on the Beatitudes (Matthew 5:3-12)

Workers certainly are among those who hunger and thirst for justice. read more »

by Fr. Clete Kiley
on September 09, 2013

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