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 »

Can the Church bring justice?

Coping after police custody deaths

The Church must provide vision of what can be, and assurance it is possible, says Baltimore Metropolitan District superintendent. read more »

by Kathy Gilbert
on June 17, 2015

Police incident stirs North Texas United Methodists

Annual conference prays, acts after police manhandling of black teens

Racism must become focus of North Texas Conference, declares Bishop McKee at annual session. read more »

by Sam Hodges
on June 17, 2015


National Week of Engagement launched

Campus, community groups around U.S. educating about institutions’ complicity in prison industrial complex. read more »

April 24, 2015

Civil-rights story is not complete

'Vital Conversations' addresses mass incarceration

‘We still judge individuals more on color of their skin than by content of their character.’ read more »

by Barbara Michelman
on March 25, 2015

Estimated 80,000 converge on Selma

Gather for ‘Bloody Sunday’ 50th observance

United Methodists recall experience; students seek insight about sacrifices, work still to do. read more »

by Joey Butler
on March 16, 2015

In the shadow of Pettus Bridge

'Bloody Sunday' violence, brutality shock nation

Images galvanized U.S. for civil rights for all, leading eventually to the Voting Rights Act of 1965. read more »

by Susan Henry-Crowe, General Secretary, General Board of Church & Society
on March 09, 2015

Lent — A time to set the prisoners free

As we are now in a time of Lent leading us to Easter Sunday it is right for us to reflect not only on Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection, but his life and ministry as well. As we do, we recall that Jesus’ ministry began with the powerful words... read more »

Posted by Bill Mefford on March 02, 2015

Build your library with an icon of hope

Black History Month (February) is an invitation to recognize the human dignity of and celebrate the contributions of African Americans and people of the African diaspora. The images that surround us — television shows, magazines, Facebook friends and posts, teachers, preachers and other community leaders — shape how we see... read more »

Posted by Tura Foster Gillespie on February 16, 2015

Build your library with an icon of hope

Books by Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Nobel Peace Laureate can help focus your worship, missions on love God feels for all of God’s children. read more »

by Tura Foster Gillespie
on February 16, 2015

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