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Religious Freedom

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Gun Violence

Whether it happens in the towns of northeastern Nigeria, a suburb in the United States, the streets of Australia, or an office in France, gun violence has become an all-too-often frightening phenomenon. As followers of Jesus, called to live into the reality of God’s dream of... Read More

Abundant Life for Women and Children

    

Children

Advocating for the children of the world is a priority of the General Board of Church & Society. As people of faith, we are called to care for the least of these. We do so by working toward the elimination of all forms of discrimination and oppression of children, and... Read More

Mental Health

Mental Illnesses are biochemical disruptions that affect the brain and influence human behavior. Bear one another's burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.
Galatians 6:2 Mental Illnesses may result from genetic or environmental factors or from random breakdown in chemical processing. Some mental illnesses,... Read More

Human Sexuality

Human sexuality is a phrase that encompasses many aspects of humanity and is intrinsic within each of us. We are, as creatures of God, sexual beings regardless of our ethnicity, gender, or age. Our sexuality is present when we are born and is with us until we die. It shapes... Read More

Budgets and Taxes

How we spend our money - as individuals, congregations, and communities - is a reflection on who and what we value. Likewise, the federal budget is a statement of our nation's shared priorities - how we use the abundance God has given us to live into a vision of... Read More

Family Planning and Reproductive Health

The United Methodist Church supports the right for men and women worldwide to have the ability to choose when, or if, to have children. Affirming the right of women to access comprehensive health care services, including reproductive health, has always been a cornerstone of the UMC. Access to family planning... Read More

Peace with Justice

The Peace with Justice Program aims to make shalom visible and active in people's lives and communities. The General Conference assigned the General Board of Church and Society to implement the program and called the church to "strengthen its capacity to act as a public policy advocate" in communities... Read More

Sustainability

Sustainability is at the heart of economic and environmental justice. What is enough? How are our lifestyles affecting the rest of God's creation? Can we live our lives so that generations to come will also share in God's created abundance? Is it not enough for you to feed... Read More

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