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Reflections on Attending COP28 in Dubai

January 8, 2024

As part of the UMC Church and Society delegation, Rev. Emily Carroll, Pastor of Shady Grove United Methodist Church, Louisiana and Executive Director of Green the Church Louisiana, shares her experience attending last month's United Nations Climate Change Conference.

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Advocating for Peace: An Advent Call for Ceasefire

December 7, 2023

A special event sponsored by the General Board of Church and Society (GBCS), the General Board of Global Ministries (GBGM), and the United Methodists for Kairos Response (UMKR)

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Advent: Anticipating Peace, Pursuing Justice 

December 4, 2023

Now is the time for us to stand in our faith witness and urge Congress to resist policies that harm our communities and instead prioritize programs that support human flourishing. Use the action alerts below to contact your elected representatives and remind them of their duty to care for the common good. 

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Tell the 118th Congress to Expand the Child Tax Credit

December 4, 2023

Congress has a chance to expand the CTC to fix a major flaw in current law: over 19 million children and their families are excluded from the full credit because their parents’ incomes are too low.

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Action Alert: Tell Congress to Call for a Ceasefire in Israel and Palestine

December 1, 2023

This new action alert calls for ceasefire, de-escalation, and restraint by all involved.


Tell Congress to Protect Vulnerable Youth and Religious Workers

November 3, 2023

Let them know that it is time to pass the Protect Vulnerable Immigrant Youth Act. This legislation is much needed, and your voice will allow the work to move forward.


Building Power Together Toolkit

November 1, 2023

Understanding that our faith calls us to pursue justice is only the first step of educating ourselves for the work of advocacy.

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Church and Society Completes 2023 Social Justice Leadership Pilot Program

October 25, 2023

Annual Conference Church and Society Chairs and Peace With Justice Coordinators in the United States joined GBCS in a three-session leadership training pilot program this year.

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Action Alert: Tell Congress to Expand Mental Health Services for Youth

October 23, 2023

The Improving Coordination and Access to Resources Equitably (CARE) for Youth Act, sponsored by Sens. Tom Carper and Bill Cassidy, seeks to increase access to mental health services for those on Medicaid and would align federal law with laws in 27 states across the country that prevent surprise billing for youth on Medicaid who seek mental health services on the same day as primary care services.


Revised Social Principles for General Conference Charlotte 2024

The proposed Revised Social Principles below reflects the United Methodist response to today’s most pressing social issues and is pending adoption at The General Conference, Charlotte 2024.

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