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Meet Our Church and Society Fellows

          We are happy to welcome our second cohort of Church and Society Fellows! Church and Society Fellows have the opportunity to work with the staff of Church and Society full-time on a project. Fellows are required to do weekly reading, check-ins and blogging to reflect... read more »

Posted by Katie Monfortte on February 21, 2017

Maintaining our Commitment to Support Abundant Life for Women and Girls

As we continue to reflect on the actions of General Conference and celebrate the many affirmations of justice and peace, I am aware that questions have been raised about The United Methodist Church’s commitment to the rights of women and girls around the world. I leave General Conference... read more »

Posted by Rev. Dr. Susan Henry-Crowe on June 02, 2016

The Debate that Changed the Church: Celebrating 60 Years of Full Clergy Rights for Women

On May 4, 1956 the General Conference of the (then) Methodist Church meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota did something amazing. It changed the church’s book of Discipline to support full clergy rights for women. And the church has never been the same since.  Despite much resistance and fears about what... read more »

Posted by Rev. Clayton Childers on April 13, 2016

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 »

Build your library with books that instill responsibility for God’s creation

Today is Earth Day. It seems a little silly that we have to have a day to remind us that we live amongst God’s creation, but unfortunately, we seem to need it. Today is a time not only to think about how to avoid the exploitation of creation,... read more »

Posted by Tura Foster Gillespie on April 22, 2015

Build your library by adding ‘One,’ ‘Zero’

March is Women’s History Month. It reminds us that throughout the year, we should celebrate the historical work and struggles of women. The images that surround us — television shows, magazines, Facebook friends and posts, teachers, preachers and other community leaders — shape how we see and who... read more »

Posted by Tura Foster Gillespie on March 19, 2015

TAKE ACTION: Call Senators, Support Justice for Victims of Trafficking

Urge your Senators: Find a Bipartisan Solution for S. 178, Justice for Victims of Trafficking Your voice needs to be heard. Make sure the Senate finds a bipartisan solution to take action to End Modern Slavery! Call 1-888-427-0484 We need a bipartisan solution to advance the fight to end... read more »

Posted by Susan Burton on March 19, 2015

Build your library with a bilingual treat

Women’s History Month (March) is a reminder that throughout the year, we should celebrate the historical work and struggles of women. The images that surround us — television shows, magazines, Facebook friends and posts, teachers, preachers and other community leaders — shape how we see and who we... read more »

Posted by Tura Foster Gillespie on March 12, 2015

Build your library during Women’s History Month with ‘Sitti’s Secrets’

Women’s History Month (March) is a reminder that we should celebrate the historical work and struggles of women throughout the year. The images that surround us — television shows, magazines, Facebook friends and posts, teachers, preachers and other community leaders — shape how we see and who we... read more »

Posted by Tura Foster Gillespie on March 02, 2015

Build your library with ‘triumphant book’

Eloise Greenfield is an award-winning poet and author of more than 40 children’s books. She was born in California, but grew up in Washington, D.C., and has lived there since. Greenfield After years of submitting poetry, Greenfield’s first published poem was in the Hartford Times in 1962.... read more »

Posted by Tura Foster Gillespie on February 23, 2015

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