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 »

In memory of Kayla Mueller

A call to prayer and peace

We commit ourselves to pursuit of the vision of your reign where lion and lamb coexist in peace. read more »

by Bishop Robert Hoshibata
on February 23, 2015

Prayers for the oppressed

A call to action

We reaffirm our historic concern for the world as our parish and seek for all persons full, equal membership in a true world community as God intended. read more »

January 16, 2015

From despair to hope

A pastoral word

God does not meet violence with violence, but rather calls for right relations among humanity. read more »

January 16, 2015

Prayers for the oppressed: A call to action

The United Methodist General Board of Church & Society condemns the attacks by the insurgency group Boko Haram in Baga and other towns in northern Nigeria that resulted in almost 200 deaths this month. We grieve with the families over the innocent lives lost in the Baga massacre, where 150 persons died.... read more»

January 13, 2015

From despair to hope: A pastoral word

We as United Methodists express our deep grief for the horrible violence wrought in Paris, France, upon three police officers, 12 journalists, and members of the Jewish community, resulting in 17 deaths. Three perpetrators of the violence also were killed. We grieve with the families and friends of these victims, and offer... read more»

January 13, 2015

Not path to paradise

Scholarly response to ISIS’s most ‘fanatical, inciting opinions’

126 Muslim scholars endorse open letter denouncing inappropriate claims of engaging in jihad, ‘bizarre legal edicts.’ read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on October 20, 2014

Boko Haram continues rampage

4 villages attacked in Nigeria last week

U.S. Congress considering how to best assist Nigerian government in dealing with terrorist organization that seized 272 school girls this spring. read more »

by Erin Brown
on July 03, 2014

Letter urges close Guantanamo prison

President Obama behind in key commitments

ACLU coordinates letter signed by human rights, religious and civil liberties groups. read more »

October 19, 2013

Heinous attacks in Kenya, Pakistan

Messages of peace, solidarity

Mission agency head expresses sorrow, prays God grant consolation. read more »

by Melissa Hinnen
on September 27, 2013

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