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Maintaining our Commitment to Support Abundant Life for Women and Girls

As we continue to reflect on the actions of General Conference and celebrate the many affirmations of justice and peace, I am aware that questions have been raised about The United Methodist Church’s commitment to the rights of women and girls around the world. I leave General Conference... read more »

Posted by Rev. Dr. Susan Henry-Crowe on June 02, 2016

General Conference 2016

Church and Society has compiled information on selected talking points. This information can be accessed in multiple languages below. English petition information French petition information Portuguese petition information Tagalog petition information   The General Board of Church & Society has submitted the following petitions to the 2016 General Conference. The petitions... read more »

New Social Principles bulletin inserts

'Information Technology,' 'Media Violence,' 'Sexual Orientation,' 'Tobacco' added

Free resource downloadable from General Board of Church & Society website offers 36 Social Principles. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on January 15, 2014

Justice Matters Week in Review - January 14-21

The words and actions of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. were infused into all the activities of the last week. Here's what was going on: Jasmine's Story highlights how our broken U.S. Immigrations System is tearing apart families. January 21 was the official observance of Martin Luther... read more »

Posted by Michelle Whittaker on January 24, 2013

Interconnections Exercise

This exercise will help to increase awareness of social, economic and environmental issues and the ways in which the issues intersect. The exercise also encourages critical thinking and can be used with groups of any size. Interconnections... read more »

Philippines reproductive health-care debate

Bill to provide guaranteed birth control, maternal care

United Methodist Church holds forum to provide comprehensive view of reproductive health and introduce the Social Principles. read more »

by Norma Dollaga
on June 20, 2011

Genetic testing, reproductive questions?

Discernment resource offers guidance

Genetic testing and reproductive technologies demand decisions that can be complex, perplexing, agonizing without a sound theological, moral and ethical framework to undergird them. read more »

May 20, 2011

Pastoral care for reproductive loss

Workshop offered in Philadelphia, Albuquerque, West Palm Beach

Seminar provides information and skills needed to be an effective pastoral presence for people mourning a reproductive loss. read more »

May 06, 2011

Word from Winkler — Can reason triumph?

Surely it is possible for Christians to be agents of reconciliation, and still name injustice, irrational anger, racism and bigotry, and hate. read more »

by Jim Winkler, General Secretary, General Board of Church and Society
on May 04, 2010

12 ethnic young adults begin internships

Work at social justice ministries in U.S. capital

Summer interns drawn from 11 conferences, all jurisdictions. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on June 08, 2009

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