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

General Conference 2016

Church and Society has compiled information on selected talking points. This information can be accessed in multiple languages below. English petition information French petition information Portuguese petition information Tagalog petition information   The General Board of Church & Society has submitted the following petitions to the 2016 General Conference. The petitions... read more »

Final rules on tobacco sought

31 health groups send letter to President Obama

Health of American youths at risk as products, including e-cigarettes and cigars, avoid federal oversight, letter declares. read more »

May 07, 2015

$120,000 in grants approved

Henry-Crowe identifies 5 challenges to denomination

Board addresses Native American issues, gender-based violence, United Methodist Building history, report on Social Principles consultations. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on March 16, 2015

Let’s Be the Church that Models Human Dignity

Growing up in North Carolina and south Georgia, one of our family pastimes was watching sports, especially basketball, baseball and football. Sitting in my grandfather’s lap, I heard endless stories about great players whom he respected because they were giving back to the community. Football games were gathering... read more »

Posted by Susan Burton on January 30, 2015

Social-justice agency announces staff realignments

Hill to lead advocacy, grassroots organizing; Abrams, Harrison assume roles as Special Assistants to General Secretary

3 changes will enhance mission to accomplish mandate to seek implementation of Social Principles and other commitments on Christian social concerns of denomination. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on January 16, 2015

Vote to end gaming expansion

Massachusetts faith leaders condemn state’s gambling policy

Call state sponsorship of casino gambling ‘regressive, damaging policy’ that perpetuates inequality. read more »

November 04, 2014

Why I switched to CVS

CVS did something amazing: stopped selling cigarettes

CVS made a conscious decision to sacrifice significant profits to stand for social good. read more »

by the Rev. Clayton Childers
on August 15, 2014

‘Biblical & Theological Foundations of Health & Wholeness’

Conference call Aug. 19 will explain value of ‘Grid’ in planning

Social-justice agency Health & Wholeness team will lead interactive discussion. read more »

August 15, 2014

Why I switched to CVS

I recently switched pharmacies. I decided to cast my lot with CVS – despite my upbringing. You see, my grandmom, Mimi, was a Walgreens shopper from way back. I have many fond memories of going there as child. “Need to stop at Walgreens” often meant, “Clayton&rsquo... read more »

Posted by The Rev. Clayton Childers on August 15, 2014

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