An Outpouring of Support

The North Cotabato province in the Philippines has been in a state of emergency due to a 7-month drought caused by El Nino. Hunger drove more than 5000 to gather in a peaceful demonstration asking for food assistance from the Philippine government. Their plea for food ended in tragedy as violence... read more »

Posted by Katie Monfortte on April 07, 2016

Shared well-being

Religions for Peace endorses Sustainable Development Goals

Statement urges choosing solidarity over narrow self-interest, true values over fleeting and self-centered satisfactions, and ‘welcome’ over ‘exclusion.’ read more »

by Dr. William Vendley
on October 20, 2015

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 »

‘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

Climate justice pilgrims

Plan to impact COP21 in Paris

Pilgrims want to urge world leaders to produce legally binding and universal agreement at U.N. Climate Change Conference in Paris. read more »

February 02, 2015

Debt relief for countries most affected by Ebola

Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone owe nearly $3 billion in foreign debt

Guinea spends more money on debt service than on public health, reports Jubilee USA. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on December 18, 2014

Books on religion and politics

'Faith in the Halls of Power,' 'Religion in the Oval Office,' 'The Locust Effect'

Oxford University Press offers analysis of evangelical power brokers, presidents, violence’s impact on poverty. read more »

December 18, 2014

Grants for aging in poverty ministries

Discipleship Ministries awards $75,000 to 31 churches

Grants address denomination core issue concerning worldwide poverty. read more »

December 05, 2014

Bread issues challenge to new Congress

Prays members will work to end hunger

Declares top priority will be scheduled reauthorization of U.S. child-nutrition programs. read more »

November 13, 2014

Social-justice agency calls for eradicating circumstances that lead to crises such as Ebola

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The United Methodist General Board of Church & Society has issued a call to the denomination to respond with faith-filled determination to prevent future recurrences of crises such as that caused by Ebola. The statement emphasizes that the underlying causes that enabled Ebola to move from... read more»

November 10, 2014

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