The General Board of Church and Society is dedicated to the work of living faith, seeking justice, and pursuing peace.

The board is called to seek the implementation of the Social Principles and other policy statements of the General Conference on Christian social concerns. Led by the General Secretary, the Rev. Dr. Susan Henry-Crowe, Church and Society works to fulfill the mandate of

  • relating the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the Church, communities, and the world in which they live,
  • bringing the whole of human life into conformity with the will of God,
  • and showing that reconciliation involves personal, social and civic righteousness.

The General Board has headquarters on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. and at the Church Center for the United Nations in New York City.

Addressing more than 30 social issues on which The United Methodist Church has claimed a position, Church and Society communicates with policymakers and leaders around the world with the mission of transforming the world.

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  • The Rev. Dr. Susan Henry-Crowe

    General Secretary

    The Rev. Dr. Susan Henry-Crowe is the general secretary at the General Board of Church and Society. From the authority of the United Methodist Church, she oversees the agency’s vision, mission and mandate for witness and action on issues of human well-being, justice, peace and the integrity of creation. She leads the agency in responding to critical social issues, facilitates the church’s legislative advocacy, and coordinates its priorities for the U.S. Congress. Read more.