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 »

‘Lynching in America’

Confronting legacy of racial terror

Multi-year investigation in 12 southern states finds at least 700 more lynchings of black people than previously reported. read more »

February 16, 2015

The Church must be an example of social change

Rev. Dr. Susan Henry-Crowe In light of recent decisions by grand juries in Missouri and New York, as well as the growing concern regarding ongoing police violence in some communities, the General Board of Church and Society has issued the following statement: Christians are called to witness to the reconciling... read more »

Posted by Rev. Dr. Susan Henry-Crowe on December 05, 2014

A call to action

‘Stand your ground laws’ cause irresponsibility

African Methodist Episcopal Church bishop deplores impact regarding shooting of black males. read more »

by Bishop Reginald Jackson
on March 05, 2014

Repeal stand-your-ground laws

Lawyers’ Committee submits testimony to Senate Judiciary Committee

Laws have disproportionately negative effects on people of color, statement declares. read more »

November 04, 2013

Martin case increases race concerns

Many seek peace, answers at their houses of worship

Hope raised that persons of Christian faith will help guide conversation in thoughtful and prayerful ways. read more »

by Kathy Gilbert
on July 18, 2013

‘As a nation, we are better than this!’

Faiths United to Prevent Gun Violence statement on mass shooting at Sikh temple

Declares brutal attack on a place of worship has a special horror for people of all faiths across U.S. read more »

August 13, 2012

Sikh house of worship shooting

Social-justice agency calls for prayers, condemns religious intolerance

Barely 2 weeks after killings in Colorado, 7 die near Milwaukee gun violence, prompting call for Congress to enact sensible legislation to protect public. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on August 13, 2012

Victories in the Senate and Challenges Ahead

Victories in the Senate and Challenges Ahead

Victories in hate crime legislation and in the Refugee Crisis in Iraq Act of 2007 are cause for celebration today and encouragement for the days ahead! read more »

by Bill Mefford
on October 15, 2007

Faith, Not Fear, In Action

A Response to Rick Scarborough and Vision America

We who desire to be faithful to Scripture, to genuinely living out the mission set before us, take seriously the standards of that mission which include protecting the human rights of those targeted by violence and preserving the right of all personss to fully contribute  to society. The hate crimes legislation and ENDA work to this end. Therefore, all followers of Christ have an opportunity to put our faith, and not our fear, into action and to advocate for the passage of these two bills. read more »

by Bill Mefford
on October 15, 2007

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