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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

Pray for peace in Syria

Adding violence to violence is not the answer

We pray not only for those who are suffering, but also for those who have the power to stop the violence. read more »

by Thomas Kemper
on September 09, 2013

Peace with Justice Action Alert: Oppose U.S. military attack on Syria

The Peace with Justice work area of the United Methodist General Board of Church & Society has issued a call to action to oppose a U.S. military attack on Syria. United Methodists are asked to contact their members of Congress immediately to register their displeasure at President Obama&rsquo... read more»

September 04, 2013

Say NO to U.S. Military Strikes on Syria

We believe war is incompatible with the teachings and example of Christ. We therefore reject war as an instrument of national foreign policy. —United Methodist Social Principle on War & Peace The U.S. Congress is expected to vote early next week on authorization of military force against... read more »

Posted by Mark Harrison on September 03, 2013

Social justice in East Congo

Region continues to be plagued by armed groups, limited development

Communities ravaged by war, diseases, rape welcome seminar on issues such as conflict resolution and management, social justice. read more »

by the Rev. Antoine Otoka
on August 26, 2013

Peace with Justice

The Peace with Justice Program aims to make shalom visible and active in people's lives and communities. The General Conference assigned the General Board of Church and Society to implement the program and called the church to "strengthen its capacity to act as a public policy advocate" in communities... Read More

Word from Winkler — Is this necessary?

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by Jim Winkler, General Secretary, General Board of Church and Society
on December 15, 2009

Painted refugee tents to be set up on National Mall

Tents of Hope will go to Darfur

More than 300 colorfully painted refugee shelters will signal end of year-long protest of Sudan genocide. read more »

November 03, 2008

Not on Our Watch Christian Companion

Faith community urged to join campaign, study

Petitions urging U.S. action will be delivered to President Bush and President-elect. read more »

August 22, 2008

Not on Our Watch Christian Companion

Resource to mobilize Christians against genocide

New study guide offers biblical reflections, steps to get involved in Darfur and beyond. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith In Action
on August 08, 2008