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2014 legislative priorities

Social justice agency announces congressional advocacy agenda

Rooted in United Methodist Social Principles, priorities include items in recent headlines, some holdovers from 2013. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on April 08, 2014

Education, Gender, Maternal Health

United Methodist agencies take part in event at 58th Commission on the Status of Women

Panel addresses lingering question on how to realize social justice for women despite structural and cultural barriers they still face or witness. read more »

March 26, 2014

Infopoverty World Conference April 10–11

GBCS's Bautista invited to return as a presenter

Conference will address how Information & Communications Technologies affect change in the world. read more »

March 25, 2014

Human Rights & Investment Ethics Task Force update

Draft report, recommendations to be submitted to agency boards

Pension, Global Ministries top executives say they are committed to developing synergy between finance, mission. read more »

March 05, 2014

Gathering of urban, rural ministry practitioners

‘Shift Happens: Hope in the Midst of Transition,’ Jan. 16-18

Event gives attendees an opportunity to participate in a process transforming the style of mission work. read more »

January 08, 2014

Advent focused for months

Preaching, teaching, meditating on Mary’s journey to motherhood

'I find myself more in awe of the young woman who safely delivered the Christ child into our world,' writes director of Healthy Families, Healthy Planet. read more »

by Katey Zeh
on December 09, 2013

Faith groups decry Dominican court ruling

UMW, GBCS condemn decision stripping citizenship from 4 persons with Haitian descent

High court ruling would leave as many as 200,000 descendants without a country, forcing deportation to Haiti, a country many have never known. read more »

November 27, 2013

Police assault women marchers

Violence erupts on 'Women Human Rights Defenders Day' in Zimbabwe

Women of Zimbabwe Arise leaders detained, although chief inspector admits he doesn’t know why. read more »

November 27, 2013

Litany signals similar emphases

U.N. Sunday Oct. 27

Detroit Renaissance District Peace Center, GBCS’s U.N. office discuss collaborations. read more »

October 19, 2013

A litany for peace

Suggested for United Nations Sunday, Oct. 27

Detroit Renaissance District Peace Center creates litany. read more »

October 19, 2013

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