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

Love’s redeeming work

‘Beyond inhumane' Yarmouk Refugee Camp just got worse

Phrase in familiar Easter hymn hard to sing this year, let alone to add ‘Allelujah!’ read more »

by Susanne Hoder
on April 13, 2015

Solidarity with Ukraine urged

Ecumenical delegation witnesses crisis’ destruction

World Council of Churches reports need to strengthen efforts of faith communities in country for justice and peace. read more »

April 02, 2015

UMCOR aids Ukraine displaced

Area’s infrastructure heavily damaged

United Methodist relief agency responds with local partners to needs of those impacted by violence in Ukraine. read more »

by David Tereshchuk
on February 16, 2015

Prayers for the oppressed: A call to action

The United Methodist General Board of Church & Society condemns the attacks by the insurgency group Boko Haram in Baga and other towns in northern Nigeria that resulted in almost 200 deaths this month. We grieve with the families over the innocent lives lost in the Baga massacre, where 150 persons died.... read more»

January 13, 2015

‘Anonymous holy families’ of Syria

Half of nation’s entire population uprooted

Global total for displaced persons surpasses 50 million — more than at any time since World War II. read more »

by David Tereshchuk
on December 18, 2014

Our blessed responsibility to God’s children

A call for the end to the suffering of children around the world

From the Middle East to the U.S. border, children’s lives seem to be ready pawns used in political arguments, economic wars and military conflicts. read more »

by Bishop Gregory Palmer
on July 30, 2014

The young of the world

Pray for rescue of children from so many horrors

United Methodist Social Principles say children must be protected from economic physical, emotional and sexual exploitation and abuse. read more »

by Susan Henry-Crowe, General Secretary, General Board of Church & Society
on July 11, 2014

The plight of refugees

Death, uncertainty test wills of those forced to flee

Stripped of human dignity, they struggle to escape horrors of daily life. read more »

by ST Kimbrough Jr.
on June 13, 2014

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