Press Releases

Social Justice Agency of The United Methodist Church Stands With Immigrants and Refugees

Rejects policies that deny dignity and worth Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, the Trump administration took executive action to expand the U.S.-Mexico border wall, increase the powers of immigration law enforcement and cut federal funding for sanctuary cities. The administration is expected to announce further action to halt... read more»

January 26, 2017

Where There is Hatred

This message was sent from the desk of Susan Henry-Crowe on November 14, 2016: This past Sunday, I worshipped at Asbury UMC where Dr. Ianther M. Mills is the distinguished pastor and a moral voice in the United States capital. Articulating the fears and anxieties aroused by those who touted hate and... read more»

November 14, 2016

Where There is Hatred

This message was sent from the desk of Susan Henry-Crowe This past Sunday, I worshipped at Asbury UMC where Dr. Ianther M. Mills is the distinguished pastor and a moral voice in the United States capitol. Articulating the fears and anxieties aroused by those who touted hate and bigotry, she... read more»

November 14, 2016

A statement from Susan Henry-Crowe on the U.S. Elections

Washington, D.C. - Yesterday, across the United States, citizens exercised their right to vote for the leadership of their country.  Today, may we stand united in prayer for all those who have accepted the mantle of leadership: that they might find strength and wisdom to lead our communities... read more»

November 09, 2016

Faith and Guns Forum

Church and Society is hosting a Faith and Guns Forum to learn about the issue of gun violence and explore how we, as United Methodists, can reduce and prevent it. It will be three days in Washington, D.C. full of education, organizing training and advocacy. Join us at the... read more»

October 18, 2016

Church and Society Board of Directors Gathers for the First Time this Quadrennium

Editor's Note: An earlier version of this statement incorrectly identified Randall Miller as being from the California-Pacific Conference. He is from the California-Nevada Annual Conference. Washington, D.C. – The newly-elected board of directors of the General Board of Church and Society of The United Methodist Church gathered... read more»

September 26, 2016

Social Justice Agency of The United Methodist Church Speaks Out Regarding the Zika Virus Outbreak

The General Board of Church and Society of the United Methodist Church extends our prayers and compassion to all those who are affected by the Zika virus around the world. While we affirm and respect the advice of the medical and scientific community, our faith compels us to pair that... read more»

September 20, 2016

Church and Society Statement on the UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants

On the occasion of the September 19, 2016 United Nations General Assembly High Level Summit for Refugees and Migrants, we issue this statement as an agency of The United Methodist Church charged with advancing efforts for peace and justice, and with consultative status with the UN Economic and Social Council. We welcome... read more»

September 15, 2016

Church and Society applauds the Justice Department for their move away from private prisons

The U.S. Department of Justice has announced that it is ending its use of private prisons. Thirteen privately run facilities in the Bureau of Prisons will be affected. Along with recurring incidents, recent studies commissioned by the Justice Department have shown that private prisons are less effective, less secure,... read more»

August 19, 2016

Staff Changes at Church and Society


Staff Changes at Church and Society
Ms. Jeania Ree Moore and Ms. Tricia Bruckbauer assume roles
Washington, D.C. – The Rev. Dr. Susan Henry-Crowe, General Secretary of the General Board of Church and Society (GBCS) announces a new Director of Advocacy for Civil and Human Rights... read more»

June 14, 2016

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