Building safe communities

Seminar provides ‘open space’ to discuss importance of relationships in addressing problems

GBCS, SPSARV provide training in Manila on community organizing, developing substance-abuse programs. read more »

by Albert Otshudi Longe
on January 27, 2014

New Social Principles bulletin inserts

'Information Technology,' 'Media Violence,' 'Sexual Orientation,' 'Tobacco' added

Free resource downloadable from General Board of Church & Society website offers 36 Social Principles. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on January 15, 2014

Interfaith event to address alcohol Oct. 15

‘Faith United to Reduce Alcohol Harm in New York City’

GBCS’s Abrams to be featured speaker at Interchurch Center. read more »

September 27, 2013

Scare tactics don’t work

New drug-abuse prevention tool

Drug Free Action Alliance resource explains 4 reasons why fear-based approaches should not be used. read more »

August 26, 2013

Addiction Prevention Conference in Tampa

Will provide strategies for youth empowerment Sept. 27

Focus on prevention of alcohol, drug addiction, and adverse effect has on families and community. read more »

July 29, 2013

‘Congregations Taking Action Against Alcohol & Substance Misuse’

Sept. 19 Memphis event will explain how to deal with addictions

Will present information on how to create ministries aimed at providing alternatives to addictive behaviors. read more »

July 29, 2013

A serious problem

Alcohol abstinence still a faithful witness

Pennsylvania debating privatization of liquor stores as part of budget considerations. read more »

by Bishop Peggy Johnson
on June 21, 2013

First Responder Conference Sept. 13

Substance abuse, gambling addiction in faith communities will be addressed

Indianapolis workshop will assist in preparing resources that enable responding to needs of people with or at risk for alcohol, drug or gambling problems. read more »

June 06, 2013

Getting ready for National Recovery Month

June 18 conference call on addictions

Month is excellent opportunity to promote awareness of addiction and recovery issues for your congregation. read more »

June 06, 2013

‘Home Run’ hits home with recovery ministries

United Methodist connection to movie runs deep

Co-producer chose to shoot several scenes for movie at her childhood United Methodist church in Tulsa, Okla. read more »

April 19, 2013

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