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 »

Shared well-being

Religions for Peace endorses Sustainable Development Goals

Statement urges choosing solidarity over narrow self-interest, true values over fleeting and self-centered satisfactions, and ‘welcome’ over ‘exclusion.’ read more »

by Dr. William Vendley
on October 20, 2015

We the people

A brutal summer for human rights, dignity

People find themselves caught in mix of tragedy, promise, confronting superficial cultural assumptions to defend ‘less-than-Christian behavior.’ read more »

by the Rev. Chris Momany
on July 28, 2015

A call to end impunity in Philippines

International Peoples’ Tribunal meets in Washington, D.C., July 16-18

United Methodist Bishop Toquero will speak on behalf of Filipino people who contend civil rights have been systematically violated. read more »

by Jay Knudsen and Wayne Rhodes
on July 10, 2015

South Korea pilgrimage by young adults

'Parallels of Peace, Pathways to Justice,' July 1-11

Mississippi, South Carolina Peace with Justice coordinators work with GBCS to set up 10-day fact-finding journey. read more »

by Jillian Abballe
on June 17, 2015

‘Code Blue’ launches

Demands end to U.N. immunity for peacekeeper sex abuse

AIDS-Free World’s campaign calls for Commission of Inquiry into handling of sexual violence in peacekeeping missions. read more »

May 22, 2015

N.J. residents board Peace Train

Destination Peace & Planet Mobilization at U.N.

Sparta UMC participates in New Jersey Peace Action trip coinciding with Nuclear Proliferation Treaty Review. read more »

May 15, 2015

7th World Water Forum

Civil society organizations ‘co-opted’ into fold

Problematic ‘solutions’ offered by corporate organizations to water crisis, according to Ecumenical Water Network coordinator. read more »

May 15, 2015

Educators to explore human-rights network

United Methodist institutions from 5 continents to take part

General Board of Higher Education & Ministry to host intercultural dialogue involving 13 universities. read more »

by Tom Gillem
on May 07, 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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