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Church and Society Fellow visits UN office

This week I visited the office of General Board of Church and Society in New York City. The purpose of my travel was to understand the work I am doing that is related to Global Migration issues and to see how the office functions with other agencies and NGOs at... read more »

Posted by Katie Monfortte on October 20, 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 »

We the people

A brutal summer for human rights, dignity

People find themselves caught in mix of tragedy, promise, confronting superficial cultural assumptions to defend ‘less-than-Christian behavior.’ read more »

by the Rev. Chris Momany
on July 28, 2015

A call to end impunity in Philippines

International Peoples’ Tribunal meets in Washington, D.C., July 16-18

United Methodist Bishop Toquero will speak on behalf of Filipino people who contend civil rights have been systematically violated. read more »

by Jay Knudsen and Wayne Rhodes
on July 10, 2015

South Korea pilgrimage by young adults

'Parallels of Peace, Pathways to Justice,' July 1-11

Mississippi, South Carolina Peace with Justice coordinators work with GBCS to set up 10-day fact-finding journey. read more »

by Jillian Abballe
on June 17, 2015

‘Code Blue’ launches

Demands end to U.N. immunity for peacekeeper sex abuse

AIDS-Free World’s campaign calls for Commission of Inquiry into handling of sexual violence in peacekeeping missions. read more »

May 22, 2015

N.J. residents board Peace Train

Destination Peace & Planet Mobilization at U.N.

Sparta UMC participates in New Jersey Peace Action trip coinciding with Nuclear Proliferation Treaty Review. read more »

May 15, 2015

7th World Water Forum

Civil society organizations ‘co-opted’ into fold

Problematic ‘solutions’ offered by corporate organizations to water crisis, according to Ecumenical Water Network coordinator. read more »

May 15, 2015

Educators to explore human-rights network

United Methodist institutions from 5 continents to take part

General Board of Higher Education & Ministry to host intercultural dialogue involving 13 universities. read more »

by Tom Gillem
on May 07, 2015

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