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The Rev. Darryl W. Stephens

Commentary: Who really has a say at General Conference?

ʽVoice’ matters more than voting percentages, and most voices are white, male, American Read More

Josephine Deere (left) and the Rev. David Wilson (right) of the Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conference pray for the Rev. Tom Albin during a panel about praying for General Conference at the pre-General Conference briefing in Portland, Ore. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

Briefing previews 2016 General Conference debates

United Methodists heard about legislation regarding ordination, denominational restructuring, church investments and teachings on homosexuality. Read More

The Social Principles in the Book of Discipline, is one of the places to read the church's statement on abortion. Photo by United Methodist Communications.

The United Methodist Church and the complex topic of abortion

Learn what the church says about the sacredness of life and the well-being of the mother and her unborn child. More

Rethink Church encourages discussion of death penalty, justice

Series of articles looks at capital punishment, mass incarceration, mentoring and more, through the lens of the Social Principles and the transformative power of Christ. Read More

Social-justice agency commends president for ‘critical first step’

The United Methodist General Board of Church & Society sent a letter to President Obama commending him on his executive order extending deferred status to as many as 5 million undocumented immigrants. Read More

Refugees and human rights in Iraq

The General Board of Global Ministries offers information about the dire situation in Iraq, and what church groups are doing to alleviate suffering and advocate for peace. Read More

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

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

Social Principles: The Economic Community

We claim all economic systems to be under the judgment of God no less than other facets of the created order. Read More

Social Principles: The Social Community

We affirm all persons as equally valuable in the sight of God's sight. We reject discrimination and assert the rights of minority groups to equal opportunities. ' } Read More

Social Principles: The Nurturing Community

We believe we have a responsibility to innovate, sponsor, and evaluate new forms of community that will encourage development of the fullest potential in individuals. Read More

Social Principles: The Natural World

All creation is the Lord’s, and we are responsible for the ways in which we use and abuse it. 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

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