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Prayer Vigil for Sentencing Reform

MEDIA ADVISORY Prayer Vigil for Sentencing Reform
Religious Leaders and Senators Join in Favor of New Sentencing Rules Mass incarceration a profound moral crisis in America, and Senate Republicans and Democrats have come together to create a bill (S. 2123) that reforms harsh sentencing guidelines. ... read more»

June 13, 2016

Faith Leaders Hail Progress on Bipartisan Criminal Justice Reform Package

Urge Senate Leadership for May Vote “We are joined in our commitment to advancing the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act. Inaction will harm children and families,” says Interfaith Coalition Letter WASHINGTON – A diverse coalition of 60 faith organizations endorsed the newly revised Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act in... read more»

May 05, 2016

United Methodist Clergy Team Up To Lead National Cathedral Worship

On Sunday, April 17, 2016, Rev. Dr. Susan Henry-Crowe, General Secretary of the General Board of Church and Society of The United Methodist Church, will be the preacher of the day alongside The Rev. Canon Gina Gilland Campbell, at Washington National Cathedral. Rev. Canon Campbell is the first United Methodist pastor to... read more»

April 14, 2016

Faith Coalition Issues Statement on Humane Drug Policy on the Eve of UN Convening

  A diverse coalition of twenty faith groups unite in calling for fundamental moral change to drug policies as the United Nations prepares to convene a Special Session of the General Assembly on the World Drug Problem in April.  The coalition statement highlights a moral vision for policies that... read more»

March 31, 2016

The General Board of Church and Society welcomes new Project Director

Washington, D.C. – The General Board of Church and Society of The United Methodist Church announced today that Dr. Pauline Muchina will join the Church and Society staff as the Project Director of Healthy Families, Healthy Planet. In this role, Dr. Muchina will shape the program, which focuses on... read more»

January 19, 2016

General Secretary Announces Staff Change

The General Secretary of the General Board of Church and Society of The United Methodist Church announced today that Mr. Bill Mefford, Director of Human and Civil Rights is leaving after 9 years with the agency. “Mr. Mefford has been a tireless voice for justice and peace,” said The... read more»

January 12, 2016

The General Board of Church and Society appoints new Chief Administrative Officer

Washington, D.C. – The General Board of Church and Society of The United Methodist Church announced today that Richard (Rick) Reinhard has joined the staff as the Acting Chief Administrative Officer. In this role, he will oversee the operations of the communication, finance and administration. Reinhard comes to Church... read more»

December 10, 2015

Healthy Families, Healthy Planet Project Director

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The General Board of Church & Society (GBCS) seeks a director for its Healthy Families, Healthy Planet (HFHP) project. The HFHP project strives for a world in which every woman can plan her children, and every family experiences God’s promise of abundant life. Funded... read more»

October 06, 2015

Downloadable 3-session Bible study on gun violence available

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The United Methodist General Board of Church & Society (GBCS) has developed a three-session Bible study about the use of guns in committing violence. The study, “Kingdom Dreams, Violent Realities,” uses Micah 4:1-4 as its scriptural foundation. Bill Mefford, GBCS director of Civil &... read more»

October 02, 2015

Legislation to end preventable maternal, child deaths worldwide applauded

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The United Methodist General Board of Church & Society and its Healthy Families, Healthy Planet project applaud introduction in the U.S. Senate of the “Reach Every Mother & Child Act of 2015.” The legislation will improve how the United States provides life-saving assistance to... read more»

August 06, 2015

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