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 »

The power of place

Beautiful. Tragic. Complex. The Appalachian region is one of the most beautiful as well as the most complicated places I have ever been. The beauty of the mountains seems to shield the pain of its people when you first drive by. As someone who claims Appalachia as home, a recent... read more »

Posted by Minoka Gunesekera on July 30, 2015

Social-justice agency delegation to travel through Appalachia July 16-21

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A delegation from the United Methodist General Board of Church & Society (GBCS) will travel through Appalachia July 16-21 to develop relationships in support of the denomination’s emphasis on “Ministry with the Poor.” GBCS’s chief executive, the Rev. Dr. Susan... read more»

July 10, 2015

Connecting with Appalachia

Social-justice agency delegation to travel through 4 states July 16-21

Journey will engage diverse voices on current challenges, creative opportunities for social change that abound in region. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on July 10, 2015

‘Interrupting Indifference: Jesus, Justice & Joy’

July 29-Aug. 2 University of Illinois in Chicago

More than 200 United Methodist Women to train in faith-based responses to social-justice issues. read more »

June 29, 2015

Fast Track Trade Authority thwarted

Bipartisan majority rejects part of trade legislation

Lack of transparency in proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership prompts United Methodists to call members of Congress to oppose trade legislation. read more »

by Mark Harrison
on June 17, 2015

‘Support Nepal’s People’

Jubilee USA Network seeks signers for petition

Calls on International Monetary Fund, World Bank to cancel $4 million weekly debt of earthquake-devastated country. read more »

May 22, 2015

4 U.K. denominations send open letter to prime minister

Cite concerns that should be high on new government's agenda

Joint Public Issues Team encourages Cameron to hold ‘truth, justice, peace and well-being’ at heart of government. read more »

May 15, 2015

2015 Peace with Justice grants

General Board of Church & Society awards $41,400 to 15 ministriesGeneral Board of Church & Society awards $41,400 to 15 ministries

Projects in 5 Central Conferences, every U.S. jurisdiction witness to God's demand for faithful, just, secure world. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on April 24, 2015


Faith groups, World Bank call to end hunger, poverty by 2030

‘Moral & Spiritual Imperative’ building movement to translate possibility into political commitment. read more »

April 24, 2015

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