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 »

Shane Claiborne Coming to Young Clergy Leadership Forum

Popular speaker and advocate joining young clergy in DC The upcoming Young Clergy Leadership Conference will be held in Washington, DC at The United Methodist Building January 25-28, 2016. This year, Church and Society will be welcoming Shane Claiborne to the conference. Several years ago, he spoke at the Living Faith,... read more »

Posted by Rev. Clayton Childers on November 09, 2015

Sexual ethics in UMC website

General Commission on Status & Role of Women relaunches

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

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

Getting at roots of injustice

Great Plains Micah Corps interns work for social change

Often the best solution is not the easy solution whether you are weeding a garden or transforming society, says intern. read more »

by Maddi Baugous
on July 28, 2015

Chance of a lifetime

Intern recognizes value of sharing with other ethnicities

‘Gaping wound’ in society requires more education in practical skills, just personal peace and conflict skills, says Greater New Jersey Korean American. read more »

by Jeff Wolfe
on July 28, 2015

Giving hope to children

Victims of Philippines extrajudicial killings

United Methodist Baguio Area helps build better future as part of Regional Ecumenical Council in the Cordillera. read more »

July 10, 2015

Mourning, reflection, and peace!

A reflection on the Beatitudes, Matthew 5:3-12

Summer intern from South Carolina addresses how to reckon with the realities of the times in which we live. read more »

by Deontez Wimbley
on June 29, 2015

2015 Ethnic/Minority Summer Interns

Working at social-justice placements throughout U.S. capital

Young adults come from 10 United Methodist conferences, 3 of the denomination’s 5 U.S. jurisdictions, Ghana in Africa and the Philippines. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on June 17, 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

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