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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 »

A Prayer for General Conference 2016

Christ of creation and legislation, who appoints seasons of rest and days to labor, who watches and waits, sees and acts, We are here. We recall your influence consistently working for good in ways that are not always obvious. We recognize your persuasive presence more real than what we choose... read more »

Posted by Rev. Neal Christie on May 14, 2016

Jesus Christ, Risen

Dear Friends of the General Board of Church and Society, Greetings in the name of Jesus our Hope and Salvation! On Easter Sunday and in the weeks to follow, we proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ, risen.  The message of the resurrection is central to our understanding of... read more »

Posted by Bishop Robert Hoshibata on March 25, 2016

Putting our faith into climate action

Warm Hearts, Cool Climate week 2

Coupling advocacy with individual efforts, United Methodists are walking the talk and caring for creation. read more »

October 20, 2015

Sexual ethics in UMC website

General Commission on Status & Role of Women relaunches umsexualethics.org

Offers resources for victims, individuals walking alongside them, those accused, and conference leaders charged with handling cases of sexual misconduct. read more »

October 20, 2015

Preserving African-American Methodist heritage

Part of Methodism since it arrived on American shores

Journey from deference to dignity, through trials to moments of triumph intricately bound in denomination's story. read more »

by Jay Rollins
on October 20, 2015

Young adult internships

Faith-based program in U.S. capital

Opportunity to gain valuable professional advocacy experience, increase leadership skill, strengthen Christian walk. read more »

October 20, 2015

What does it take?

Not an easy question, even for those who proclaim faith in Prince of Peace

Bishop asks all congregations of Desert Southwest Conference to covenant with him to take action. read more »

by Bishop Robert Hoshibata
on October 08, 2015

Ways to stand against gun violence

United Methodist ‘Book of Resolutions’ suggests 11 actions

While we may not agree on a solution, many of us agree there is a problem. read more »

by Joe Iovino
on October 08, 2015

Getting it done!

It's as good a time as any to take notice of some success — yes, success!

From criminal-justice reform to caring for refugees, United Methodists are making a difference. read more »

by Bill Mefford
on October 08, 2015

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