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

A Litany for Veterans

After each prayer and the words, We pray to the Lord, the response is, Lord, hear our prayer.   In peace let us pray to the Lord: For those who have given their lives for their country, that they may rest in God's peace and that their sacrifice... read more »

Posted by Jackson Day on November 11, 2015

Extrajudicial killing of Palestinians condemned

9 human-rights organizations criticize call to shoot

Assert politicians, police have failed to calm public climate of incitement. read more »

October 20, 2015

Okinawa governor rejects base permit

New construction planned for U.S. Marines

United Methodists have long-standing position opposing any expansion of U.S. military facilities on Pacific island owned by Japan. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes
on October 20, 2015

‘Longing for Peace/Exploring the Heart of God’

Lake Junaluska Peace Conference Nov. 12-15

Annual event will advance work of reconciliation and peace by teaching peacemaking and contemplative practices. read more »

October 08, 2015

Where is the courage?

Time passed for halfway solutions, kind words

New leader of Kairos Palestine says occupation transforming into religious conflict. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes
on September 24, 2015

Seminar focuses on peace, reconciliation

Social-justice agency conducts 6th seminar in DRC

65 participants from the South Congo Episcopal Area focus on understanding conflict, sound biblical references. read more »

by Leonard Kabwita Kayombo
on September 24, 2015

‘Part of our mission for justice and peace’

Bishop Swenson leading trip to Hiroshima, Nagasaki

World Council of Churches delegation to attend 70th commemoration of atomic bomb attacks. read more »

by Linda Bloom
on July 28, 2015

The Iran deal

Diplomatic agreement deserves U.S. Congress support

‘Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action’ would prevent Iran from developing a nuclear weapon. read more »

by Mark Harrison
on July 28, 2015

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