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 »

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

Genes cannot be patented

U.S. Supreme Court reverses 33-year-old decision

For decades, faith community has questioned patenting of God’s creation as ‘marketable commodity.’ read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on June 21, 2013

Social Principles Bulletin Inserts

The General Board of Church & Society (GBCS) has developed bulletin inserts featuring individual United Methodist Social Principles. The resource, designed to be included in church worship bulletins, can be downloaded for free from the agency’s website. The bulletin inserts are in two colors that will reproduce excellently... read more »

Spiritual Discernment: A Guide for Genetic and Reproductive Technologies

A resource offered to the church as a gift for persons who want to study these issues more deeply and also for persons who are personally considering making a decision to undergo these procedures. The guide does not provide answers but provides spiritual reflections for discernment, case studies, factual information... read more »

So much to do

More than a decade addressing so many important women and family issues

The truth about this work: Despite a lot of hard effort and some successes, women's advocate says she never felt as if she was doing enough. read more »

by Linda Bales Todd
on August 06, 2012