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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 »

Christians and Earth Day

‘You can’t love God and ignore the Earth’

Taking care of the world is not just an ecological issue, but a moral and spiritual issue. read more »

by Susan Passi-Klaus
on April 24, 2015

Faith groups promote climate justice

COP 20 aims to mitigate greenhouse-gas emissions, adapt to climate change

United Methodists join Lima, Peru, gathering to attain just, binding instrument to replace Kyoto Protocol of 1997. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on December 05, 2014

#LightForLIMA

Faith groups hold climate vigils

Global, multi-faith campaign glows as world leaders meet in Lima, Peru, for negotiations. read more »

December 05, 2014

400,000 people march for climate

United Methodists from around world take part

‘We decided to invite ourselves to crash this [U.N.] party,’ declares organizer McKibben. read more »

by Linda Bloom
on October 02, 2014

Faithful call on climate change

Sign petition declaring moral obligation to act with urgency

U.N. Climate Summit to catalyze action on climate change prior to 2015 framework convention. read more »

July 11, 2014

Book explores link between food, faith

‘Real Good Food’ presents justice perspective

Emory’s Ayres says taste important, but so is history of how food was produced and distributed. read more »

February 04, 2014

Word from Winkler — At what cost?

There is no glory to be found in the destruction of God’s Creation, no matter how many members we add. read more »

by Jim Winkler, General Secretary, General Board of Church and Society
on December 09, 2013

Creation Justice Ministries

National Council of Churches Eco-Justice Program to branch off on own

Ministry focus remains working through education, training and public witness to protect God’s people and planet. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on July 18, 2013

UMW commends Obama on climate plan

Praises large-scale changes proposed, but concerns remain

Need to transform economy, energy needs and sources, and relationship with natural world. read more »

July 18, 2013

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