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Pending Revised Social Principles Presented for Adoption at 2020 Postponed General Conference, Charlotte

April 24, 2024

Church and Society Interim General Secretary John Hill and Revised Social Principles team address General Conference delegates.

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The General Board of Church and Society Names General Secretary-Elect

April 11, 2024

Washington, D.C. – The Board of Directors for The General Board of Church and Society of the United Methodist Church announced today the election of Bishop Julius C. Trimble as the agency’s new General Secretary, effective September 1, 2024.

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Tell the House to Support the Philippines Human Rights Act

April 9, 2024

Stand against extrajudicial killings and impunity in the Philippines. The Philippines Human Rights Act (H.R.1433) would block U.S. security assistance to the Philippines until human rights standards are met.

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United Methodist Global Aids Committee Spring Newsletter 2024

April 4, 2024

There’s still time to register for the April 22 United Methodist Global AIDS Committee’s Breaking Barriers AIDS Conference: Tackling Stigma.

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ON THIS DAY... South Africans At United Methodist Building During National U.S. Anti-apartheid Tour

April 3, 2024

On April 3, 1986, a distinguished delegation from South Africa held a press conference at The United Methodist Building calling for U.S. support to end apartheid in South Africa.

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Revised Social Principles: Updating The UMC toolbox for social witness

April 2, 2024

The document addresses United Methodists’ concerns from around the world, paying particular attention to being inclusive of all communities and integrating biblical and Wesleyan references.

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Christian Nationalism in the U.S.

April 2, 2024

The rising influence of Christian Nationalism has increasingly seeped into U.S. politics threatening the vibrancy and the cultural fabric of U.S. democracy.

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Five Leaders Honored with United Methodist Global AIDS Committee Awards

April 1, 2024

The United Methodist Global Aids Committee (UMGAC) announced today the 2024 recipients of the United Methodist Global AIDS Fund Leadership Award. The awards ceremony is during the Breaking Barriers AIDS Conference on April 22, at The First United Methodist Church in Charlotte, N.C., 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., day before the opening of the United Methodist General Conference.

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ON THIS DAY the Board of World Peace Offered Congressional Testimony Opposing the Draft

March 26, 2024

On March 26, 1959, Mr. Herman Will, Administrative Secretary of the Board of World Peace, (later to become The General Board of Church and Society), walked across the street from his United Methodist Building office to the Senate Armed Services Committee Hearing and testified against the 4-year extension of the military draft.

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UMC Council of Bishops Support Permanent Ceasefire in Gaza

March 14, 2024

Following the Council of Bishops' call for ceasefire in Gaza, contact your elected leaders today to stop the spread of violence, prevent further loss of life and support humanitarian efforts to alleviate the suffering.

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