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Q&A: General Board of Church & Society

Challenges United Methodists to work in areas of important social concern and develops resources to inform, motivate, and train United Methodists on issues of social justice in the society. Read More

Methodists salute Mandela

July 18 is Nelson Mandela's birthday. Deep spiritual roots, lifelong Methodist ties helped make South African icon a symbol for justice. Read More

Students join peace and justice communities

United Methodist-related schools introduce young people to human and civil rights education and awareness. Read More

Lighted crosses. Photo illustration by Myranda Kali, courtesy Flickr.

Social Principles & Social Creed

These statements help guide our thinking and acting about how we live in, and are in engaged in, ministry in the world. Read More

Preface

The Social Principles are a prayerful and thoughtful effort of the General Conference to speak to the issues in the contemporary world from a sound biblical and theological foundation. Read More

Philander Smith acts on social justice legacy

United Methodist-related Arkansas college looks to actions of its founder and graduates for definition of its mission. Read More

United Methodists monitor immigration bill

Church leaders have signed a statement outlining how the U.S. Senate bill fits - and does not fit - with United Methodist teachings. Read More

Remembering Bob Edgar and his impact

A tribute to a "tireless champion for vulnerable people" who will be sorely missed. Read More

United Methodists mourn Bob Edgar

The top executive of Common Cause, longtime advocate for the poor, and United Methodist pastor died today at 69. Read More

Women making history: Jocelyn Briddell

"It is critical," says Scarritt-Bennett Center director, "that our history is highlighted...so we can envision a bright future... ." Read More

Methodist history mixed on abolitionism

Individuals recognized for their efforts for freedom, justice and equality, but the church as a whole failed to join despite John Wesley's philosophy. Read More

UM photographer captures King’s last year

John Goodwin's anti-war coverage included Martin Luther King Jr.'s 'Beyond Vietnam' speech and protest events. Read More

After 50 years, MLK dream nearer to reality

In his annual letter, Bishop White recalls 1963 when King 'took that mass of humanity to ... Church!' in the March on Washington. Read More

United Methodists honor Inouye’s service

U.S. senator "demonstrated the highest ideals of what it meant to serve the country as well as to serve the public," says bishop. Read More

George McGovern: Champion of the hungry

A United Methodist pastor remembers the mentor and friend whose deepest passions were to end war and eliminate hunger. Read More

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