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 »

‘Alzheimer’s Talks’ teleconference Oct. 13

Topic Down Syndrome link to Alzheimer’s

Harpold to discuss why persons with Down Syndrome experience Alzheimer's disease earlier and at much higher incidence. read more »

October 08, 2015

Every 67 seconds!

Every 67 seconds, someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s disease. With 10,000 baby boomers turning 65 every day, the number of people suffering from Alzheimer’s is on the rise — and right now, there’s no way to slow or stop the disease. As World Alzheimer&rsquo... read more »

Posted by the Rev. Cynthia Abrams on September 15, 2015

Alzheimer’s Talks Teleconference Aug. 19

Topic to be late-life depression relationship to cognitive decline

Monthly series produced by USAgainstAlzheimer's raises awareness about issues, unites advocates with researchers or policy leaders. read more »

July 28, 2015

Alzheimer’s Talks Teleconference July 14

NOBLE trial evaluation of drug for mild-to-moderate Alzheimer's to be topic

Monthly series produced by USAgainstAlzheimer's raises awareness about issues, unites advocates with researchers or policy leaders. read more »

June 29, 2015

Meditations for Alzheimer’s, dementia caregivers

‘Seasons of Caring’ recipient of 2015 Caregiver Friendly Award

Book of 140 meditations offers words of hope, encouragement, understanding from 70 persons representing 17 faith traditions. read more »

June 29, 2015

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

‘Creating Hope,’ Jan. 15, Chicago

Power of faith communities in mental health recovery

Event to present ways faith groups, mental-health professionals can work together to educate about mental illness. read more »

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

I’m Just Sorry

Hailey, Youth Participant Davidson UMC June 2013 I’m sorry I’m not like you I’m sorry I’m not like you. But why do you make fun of me? Why do you treat me as less than you? You make me want to cry. I... read more »

Posted by Alex Larson on July 15, 2013

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