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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 »

Endorse Peace & Planet Mobilization

Event April 24-25 for nuclear-free, peaceful, just, sustainable world

Thousands expected to converge on U.N. on eve of Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Conference. read more »

February 23, 2015

Pinwheels for peace

International Day of Prayer for Peace Sept. 21

Children’s toy taking on added significance as instrument to inspire peace advocacy. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on September 12, 2014

United Methodist social justice agency condemns chemical weapons use in Syria

CHEVY CHASE, Md. — The United Methodist General Board of Church & Society (GBCS) has condemned the use of chemical weapons in Syria and called for a negotiated peace settlement under the auspices of the United Nations. GBCS’s Board of Directors, meeting here last week, unanimously approved a... read more»

September 23, 2013

A question about U.N. peacekeeping

Intern from Congo sees escalating violence

Seeks clarification about how U.N. ensures peacekeeping team achieves goals. read more »

by Glory Mulimba
on July 29, 2013

When the Horses Ride By: Children in the Time of War

When the Horses Ride By: Children in the Time of War by Eloise Greenfield  • Children’s reflections of war and speaking out against it.
• Despite the suffering of wartime children often find ways to see beauty and hope in the world.

Posted on February 22, 2013

U.S. decision on landmine ban ‘soon’

Only 36 countries have not joined Mine Ban Treaty

3-year review has identifies ‘operational issues,’ according to U.S. State Dept. read more »

December 19, 2012

Interfaith delegation from Congo in U.S.

Seeks help to end ‘massive human rights violations’

United Methodist Bishop Ntambo in group, including civil society, calling on U.N., members of Congress to end 2 decades of violence. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on September 04, 2012

A transformative trip

4 summer interns share insights into trip to U.N.

18-member group learns about Church Center for U.N., Alma Matthews House, UNICEF, visits Sri Lanka Mission. read more »

August 13, 2012

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