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Harrison Leaves Legacy of Work in Peace and Justice

December 1, 2021

Retiring after 30 years, he represented GBCS on Capitol Hill and around the U.S, and the world.

Mark Harrison gives a thumbs-up outside the United Methodist Building on Capitol Hill. Harrison, who has worked for the General Board of Church and Society there since 1991, retired on Nov. 30. Photo by Amber Gaines.

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Internship Connects Spiritual with Professional Growth

December 1, 2021

Alumni of Ethnic Young Adult Internship Program connects that experience to her larger call to serve others and offers an introduction to the program for new applicants.

Litany during her summer in D.C. as an EYA intern.

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12 Picture Books to Celebrate Christmas & Other December Holidays

December 1, 2021

Learn about how December holidays are celebrated around the world with these 12 children's books.

Sacred Worth Books for the December Holidays

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United Methodist connection to UN report

November 24, 2021

Submission prepared by GBCS is cited by Special Rapporteur on racism

"Racism is a sin. It is contrary to God's will for love, peace, equality, justice and compassion for all. It is an affront to human dignity and a gross violation of human rights."Ecumenical Caucus Statement, 2001 World Conference Against Racism in Durban, South Africa

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We Persist: A Reflection by Bishop Hee-Soo Jung

November 23, 2021

Wisconsin Bishop reflects after verdict in Rittenhouse case

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Reflections From COP26

November 19, 2021

The work of climate justice advocacy is light when each take a role in finding just and equitable solutions

Laura Kigweba James, GBCS staff, second from right, joins some of the members of the Climate Justice 4 All Team, (from left) Camila, Irene, James, Mollie, and Jessica at Woodlands Methodist Church in Glasgow during COP26.

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Scenes From the US-Mexico Border

November 18, 2021

UMC Photographer and Deaconess Try to Amplify the Voices of Migrants

United Methodist Deaconess Cindy Johnson visits with children at a makeshift camp for migrants in the Plaza de la República in Reynosa, Mexico. About 2,000 migrants, many from Central America, have taken up residence in the plaza, just yards away from the McAllen - Hidalgo International Bridge into the U.S. Many of those living in the camp were deported from the U.S. under Title 42, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention order that allows the U.S. to rapidly expel migrants for public health reasons during the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

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Investing Faith in God’s Earth

November 8, 2021

The Rev. Dr. Susan Henry-Crowe preaches at Glasgow Cathedral for COP26 ecumenical service.

The Rev. Susan Henry-Crowe preaches during an ecumenical service Nov. 7, 2021, at
Glasgow Cathedral, one of the faith community events for the U.N. Climate Change
Conference, COP26. Henry-Crowe is the general secretary of the General Board of
Church and Society, United Methodist Church. Photo by John Young/Church of

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Reflecting on ‘Who is at the Table?’

November 4, 2021

Theological intern considers how we are building the Kingdom of God in our churches

The group from Ed White’s time in the Global Mission Fellow program. Those present are from South Korea, Hong Kong, India, Congo, Sierra Leone, Brazil, Philippines, and the United States of America.

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"Though the fig tree doesn’t bloom …"

November 4, 2021

Theological intern expresses the hope and peril of our current climate reality

A barren fig tree