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 »

Final rules on tobacco sought

31 health groups send letter to President Obama

Health of American youths at risk as products, including e-cigarettes and cigars, avoid federal oversight, letter declares. read more »

May 07, 2015

Why I switched to CVS

CVS did something amazing: stopped selling cigarettes

CVS made a conscious decision to sacrifice significant profits to stand for social good. read more »

by the Rev. Clayton Childers
on August 15, 2014

Why I switched to CVS

I recently switched pharmacies. I decided to cast my lot with CVS – despite my upbringing. You see, my grandmom, Mimi, was a Walgreens shopper from way back. I have many fond memories of going there as child. “Need to stop at Walgreens” often meant, “Clayton&rsquo... read more »

Posted by The Rev. Clayton Childers on August 15, 2014

β€˜It Takes Faith,’ July 29

Addressing tobacco use within the faith community

Faith United Against Tobacco, Centers for Disease Control presenting webinar. read more »

July 11, 2014

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

Young people against tobacco

July 24 webcast by Legacy, Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids

Will assist in finding ways to be a voice for tobacco prevention and better health. read more »

July 11, 2013

Casting a future vision

Addictions prevention advocacy training gathers attendees from across the U.S.

Training spurred by need to equip pastors and congregations to help those bound by chains of addiction. read more »

by Dotti Groover-Skipper
on November 02, 2012

Social Principles Bulletin Inserts

The General Board of Church & Society (GBCS) has developed bulletin inserts featuring individual United Methodist Social Principles. The resource, designed to be included in church worship bulletins, can be downloaded for free from the agency’s website. The bulletin inserts are in two colors that will reproduce excellently... read more »

Word from Winkler β€” Hogwash

Incredibly, people continually insist on espousing myths as if they were steeped in reality β€” no matter how improbable. read more »

by Jim Winkler, General Secretary, General Board of Church and Society
on September 04, 2012

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