Re-envisioning the Social Principles

Reflections on a unique drafting process

15 people gathered at the United Methodist Building last month to take part in a “rewrite” of 2 sections of the Social Principles. read more »

by the Rev. Chris Momany
on September 24, 2015

A holistic gospel call

Radically altered world today warrants new transformative mission principles

Social principles are carried out in context specificity, they have to be communicated in meaningful and contemporary language. read more »

by the Rev. Jacob Dharmaraj
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

Global defense spending

U.S. accounts for 34% of world total

U.S. spends nearly 3 times as much on defense as China, and more than 7 times what Russia spends. read more »

June 17, 2015

Inconsistent impact

A reflection on Social Principles Consultation in Washington, D.C.

All too often, statements stimulate debate, dissension among United Methodists instead of being unifying set of principles. read more »

by the Rev. Dan Dick
on May 15, 2015

2015 Peace with Justice grants

General Board of Church & Society awards $41,400 to 15 ministriesGeneral Board of Church & Society awards $41,400 to 15 ministries

Projects in 5 Central Conferences, every U.S. jurisdiction witness to God's demand for faithful, just, secure world. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on April 24, 2015

Social Principles help restore hope

Nigeria discusses United Methodist social-concerns statements

Social Principles have raised consciousness of annual conference on matters of faith and practice, says Central Nigeria Conference superintendent. read more »

by the Rev. Ande Emmanuel
on April 24, 2015

What do we mean by ‘principle’?

Reflection on Social Principles listening session in Abuja, Nigeria

Social Principles critically important to help define what we value, but we do not have statements we need. read more »

by the Rev. Dan Dick
on April 13, 2015

Peace came down at Eastertime

Social-justice agency praises Iran nuclear framework

General Board of Church & Society applauds diplomatic efforts to negotiate accord critical to peaceful future for all. read more »

April 02, 2015

Seeing ‘sacred worth’ in females

What would the world look like?

Panel tied to 59th U.N. Commission on Status of Women discusses ways to achieve empowerment. read more »

by Linda Bloom
on March 25, 2015

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