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Mountain View UMC, Boulder, CO

Small and large steps make church carbon neutral

Solar panels, new lighting and appliances and more insulation contribute to this church's efforts to care for creation. Read More

MLK Memorial

A Letter to Martin Luther King Jr.—2017

In his annual birthday letter to the Rev. Martin Luther King J., Bishop Woodie White urges striving for a more beloved community in the face of exclusiveness and division. Read More

Hans Martin Renno

Wählen und christlichen Nachfolge: Gebraucht - klüge, wache, inspirierte Köpfe

Am Anfang der Bibel beauftragt Gott die Menschen: Nehmt die Erde in Besitz (Gen 1,28). Der Mensch erhält von Gott die Aufgabe, den Garten bzw. die Erde zu pflegen und... Read More

Hans Martin Renno

Voting as Christian discipleship: Sharp, alert, inspired minds needed

Disciples of Jesus are challenged to take a proactive role in many different aspects of social commitment. Read More

Voting as Christian Discipleship: Participation in political process is opportunity, responsibility

Should Christians participate in the political process that governs our country (from local school board to U.S. president), and if so, how? Read More

The Rev. Dr. Carolyn J. Davis

Voting as Christian Discipleship: Let compassion, care shape participation

How would presidential debates change if candidates started with concern for the other wonders Carolyn J. Davis, deputy director of Center for Public Theology at United Methodist-related Wesley Theological Seminary. Read More

Welcome voters to your church

Election Day at churches that serve as polling places can be busy and sometimes disruptive. It also offers an opportunity to extend hospitality to people waiting in long lines. Read More

Holy Communion

Communion on Election Day can make a statement

Across the United States, United Methodist and other churches will open their doors on Nov. 8 for Election Day Communion, acknowledging the hope found in Christ and participating in holy acts... Read More

Susan Henry-Crowe - GBCS

Voting: A Prayerful Act

Voting is a matter of faith, citizenship and democracy. It is a kind of prayer and faithful testament to the belief that every citizen bears a responsibility and equal right... Read More

New Room on Wesley Pilgrimage

Wesley Pilgrimage inspires today’s leaders

At first glance, the Wesley Pilgrimage to England looks to be an exciting way to learn the history of The United Methodist Church and the lives of John and Charles... Read More

UMCOR suports child-friendly spaces in camps for Syrian refugees living in Turkey.

UMCOR Aiding Uprooted Syrians

Last November, Bishop Scott Jones of the Great Plains Conference announced that more than 30 churches in Kansas and Nebraska were ready and willing to welcome Syrian refugee families to their... Read More

Free online study explores General Conference

This free resource explains make-up and work of the top legislative body of The United Methodist Church. Read More

The General Conference 2016 mobile app brings the May 10-20 event in Portland, Oregon, to your mobile device. Special features will include news stories, videos, delegate resources, sponsor, exhibitor and volunteer registration.

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Dorothee Benz

Proposals about ministry, people expected to generate difficult debate

For Dorothee Benz, the debate is about "whether and how The United Methodist Church will continue to discriminate." For the Rev. Bill Arnold, the debate is about what church unity... Read More

Temperance worker portrayal

Timeline illustrates living faith

For almost 140 years, the General Board of Church and Society and its predecessor agencies have been working to help United Methodists live as agents of social justice. Read More

The Rev. Ande Emmanuel speaks to participants in a seminar to increase understanding between Christians and Muslims in Nigeria. Listening are (from left) Eunice B. Bill, McBride United Methodist Church, Jalingo, and Sharp M. Hassan and Sadiya Umar Mafiosi of the Federation of Muslim Women.

Building Peace in Nigeria

In November 2015, the General Board of Church and Society worked with local church leaders to facilitate an event that brought 30 Christians and 30 Muslims together for training and dialogue. Of the... Read More

Healthy families initiative in Liberia

Empowering women for abundant living

Healthy Families-Healthy Planet initiative is about access to family-planning information and services that save women's lives and stop unnecessary death and injuries. Read More

Flipino delegate at COP21

Climate justice is everyone’s issue

The General Board of Church and Society sent a team to the 2015 United Nations climate change conference in Paris -- COP21 -- to share diverse perspectives and engage in seeking... Read More

Susan Henry-Crowe

Encouraging social awareness, action

Challenging the world's 12.4 million United Methodists to be involved in Christ-inspired social concerns is a big undertaking. But that is the mission of United Methodism's General Board of Church and... Read More

Irina Margulis

Learning and living the Social Principles in Eurasia

The General Board of Church and Society is working to create more on-the-ground presence for community organizing, advocacy and reinforcing the teachings of the Social Principles. Read More