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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 »

Why I switched to CVS

I recently switched pharmacies. I decided to cast my lot with CVS – despite my upbringing. You see, my grandmom, Mimi, was a Walgreens shopper from way back. I have many fond memories of going there as child. “Need to stop at Walgreens” often meant, “Clayton&rsquo... read more »

Posted by The Rev. Clayton Childers on August 15, 2014

This is not the time to think we’ve solved the problem

We are in a period, unfortunately, of great apathy about alcohol. Pamela Erickson Pamela Erickson, United Methodist from the Desert Southwest and President/CEO of Public Action Management, PLC, was the featured speaker for the August 21 national call on addictions. Pamela raised concern over the growing apathy towards alcohol consumption... read more »

Posted by Michelle Whittaker on August 28, 2012

Act of Repentance: ‘A change in our whole way of being.’

The Friday evening worship on April 27 at General Conference 2012 was titled the "Act of Repentance toward Healing Relationships with Indigenous People." The service offered delegates and visitors the opportunity to hear the painful stories of forced migration, massacre, lost identity and stolen land. There were moments of reflection and prayer... read more »

Posted by Michelle Whittaker on April 27, 2012

Curbing the Addiction Epidemic

The alcohol, tobacco, and gambling industries are spending hundreds of millions of dollars on lobbying efforts to loosen regulations and market to young people. We can curb the addiction epidemic! And it begins by addressing the serious concern of addiction with our young people. This is why I am pleased... read more »

Posted by Cynthia Abrams on March 15, 2012

3 Justice-Related Things You Can Do While Watching Super Bowl XLVI

Whether you're watching for the commercials or excited to see which team is crowned the next world champion of the National Football League, millions of people around the world will watch Super Bowl XLVI taking place in Indianapolis this Sunday. Here are 3 justice issues to lift up during Super... read more »

Posted by Michelle Whittaker on February 03, 2012