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Social Principles revision process underway

July 20, 2017

Tasked by General Conference, Church and Society continues quadrennial process

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Health insurance and Medicaid important for expectant mothers

July 18, 2017

As the U.S. Senate considers a bill that will dramatically change the health care system in the United States, the Rev. Shelby Slowey speaks out against its affects on maternal health.

Person holding sign which reads, "people of faith for health care."

faith in action

I can't breathe: On the third anniversary of the death of Eric Garner

July 17, 2017

Eric Garner was killed by police officers three years ago today. Yet, no one was found responsible for his death. How can there be a murder with no murderer?

#BlackLivesMatter repeated many times.

faith in action

Making it personal changes everything

July 14, 2017

Huntington, West Virginia experienced 27 overdose calls over four hours on August 15, 2016, creating a national spotlight on a disease raging in the United States. The news hit close to home because I was settling back into life in Huntington and preparing for another semester at Marshall University. But this wasn't my first encounter with substance abuse disorder.

faith in action

Annual conferences address issues of justice and peace

July 13, 2017

The annual conference season has come and gone, and issues of social concern were part of the discussion in numerous conference sessions this year.

A display of Church and Society literature at the Western North Carolina Annual Conference.

faith in action

Stories of migrants, refugees and uprooted peoples critical in solving forced migration

July 12, 2017

Stories are powerful. The stories of migrants, refugees and uprooted peoples can change public policy.

Book cover of "Turning strangers into friends: Hospitality, mercy, justice."

faith in action

Reflection: The journey of discovery

July 11, 2017

Engoma Fataki, a participant in Church and Society's Ethnic Young Adult Program, reflects on their time in Washington, D.C.

Interns stand in front of White House holding sings that read "United Methodist Stand For Justice," and "United Methodist Stand for Peace."

faith in action

Celebrate World Population Day: Remind Congress to fully fund family planning programs

July 10, 2017

Tomorrow is World Population Day. This year's theme is “Family Planning: Empowering People, Developing Nations.”

Kathy Griffith — the program manager for the Global Board of Global Ministries' Mother, Newborn, and Child Health program — with staff members of a United Methodist Clinic in Kananga, Central Congo.

faith in action

International nuclear weapons ban adopted

July 7, 2017

With more than 120 countries voting for the treaty, the U.N. adopted a nuclear weapon bans.

UN General Assembly

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Letter to senators regarding the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017

July 7, 2017

General Secretary Susan Henry-Crowe sent a letter to senators to express concerns about the health care legislation currently being considered before the United States Senate.

GBCS staff hold signs at health care vigil on U.S. Capitol grounds