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 »

‘Part of our mission for justice and peace’

Bishop Swenson leading trip to Hiroshima, Nagasaki

World Council of Churches delegation to attend 70th commemoration of atomic bomb attacks. read more »

by Linda Bloom
on July 28, 2015

The Iran deal

Diplomatic agreement deserves U.S. Congress support

‘Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action’ would prevent Iran from developing a nuclear weapon. read more »

by Mark Harrison
on July 28, 2015

Nuclear Remembrance & Action Week, Aug. 6-9

70th anniversary of Hiroshima, Nagasaki bombings

Guide offers suggested actions, resources to commemorate Hiroshima, Nagasaki bombings, push for abolition of nuclear weapons. read more »

July 10, 2015

Redirect nuclear weapons spending to cities

U.S. Conference of Mayors unanimously adopts resolution

For 10th consecutive year, strong resolution supports Mayors for Peace. read more »

June 29, 2015

Don’t ‘cherry pick’ Iran deal

All actions carry risk, including not acting at all, says MIT security expert

Council for Livable World board member tells Senate subcommittee many parties will be looking under every haystack for signs of non-compliance. read more »

June 29, 2015

N.J. residents board Peace Train

Destination Peace & Planet Mobilization at U.N.

Sparta UMC participates in New Jersey Peace Action trip coinciding with Nuclear Proliferation Treaty Review. read more »

May 15, 2015

Call your Senators today

Urge them to support diplomacy over war with Iran

U.S. Senate bill S. 615 would undermine Iran framework by requiring delay in implementation and blocking lifting of sanctions if deal is reached read more »

by Mark Harrison
on April 13, 2015

Call your Senators today: Urge them to support diplomacy over war with Iran!

  The first moral duty of all nations is to work together to resolve by peaceful means every dispute between or among them. (United Methodist Social Principles, ¶165C, Book of Discipline) On April 2, the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, China and Iran announced a framework for an... read more »

Posted by Mark Harrison on April 10, 2015

Peace came down at Eastertime

Social-justice agency praises Iran nuclear framework

General Board of Church & Society applauds diplomatic efforts to negotiate accord critical to peaceful future for all. read more »

April 02, 2015

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