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 »

Commit to ‘Zero Hunger’

Part of Food for Life Campaign

Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance issues worldwide challenge that ‘no one should be hungry.’ read more »

July 10, 2015


Faith groups, World Bank call to end hunger, poverty by 2030

‘Moral & Spiritual Imperative’ building movement to translate possibility into political commitment. read more »

April 24, 2015

Reauthorize child-nutrition programs

Bread for the World launches ‘Feed Our Children’ campaign

Urges Congress to renew programs serving about 29 million low-income children annually. read more »

February 02, 2015

New U.S. hunger figures released

Millions of Americans continue to struggle

Annual report from USDA ‘Household Food Security in the United States’ says 14% of households food insecure. read more »

October 02, 2014

The young of the world

Pray for rescue of children from so many horrors

United Methodist Social Principles say children must be protected from economic physical, emotional and sexual exploitation and abuse. read more »

by Susan Henry-Crowe, General Secretary, General Board of Church & Society
on July 11, 2014

Welcome, Holy Child

Were Jesus, Mary and Joseph alone in the stable?

As we prepare to welcome Jesus, let us also welcome others: the travelers, the strangers and the homeless. read more »

by Jerry Wrenn
on December 19, 2013

We should formally measure our Social Principles

Measuring our progress on our denomination’s 72 aspirational Social Principles is powerful, effective management. But are we doing that? The United Methodist Building is on Capitol Hill next to the U.S. Supreme Court and across the street from the Capitol. How many people know that the Americans with... read more »

Posted by David Weaver on December 15, 2013

‘A tax on people of faith’

Religious leaders warn against food stamp cuts

If Congress drastically cuts federal program, religious institutions will not be able to fill gap for hungry families, say Southeastern faith leaders. read more »

by Linda Bloom
on November 04, 2013

‘Faithful Filibuster’

Religious leaders address government shutdown

Stand across from Capitol to read 2,000 verses of scripture charging humanity to care for hungry and poor. read more »

October 13, 2013

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