Church and Society

Golden Gun

Photo Courtesy of Jim Parsons

The United Methodist social action agency will sponsor a three-day forum in November to address America's epidemic of gun violence. Read more

Advocating Justice

Melissa Rogers

Photo by Tricia Bruckbauer, GCBS

The General Board of Church and Society organizes for 2017-2020 under a new theme, "Living Faith, Seeking Justice and Pursuing Peace." Read more

Advocating Justice

The General Board of Church Society, through its top executive, Rev. Susan Henry-Crowe, sides with the Standing Rock Sioux in their efforts to stop an oil pipeline that could contaminate two rivers and an aquifer, sources of clean water. Read more

Global Health

Bishop Dyck Refugees

Photo by Tricia Bruckbauer, United Methodist Board of Church and Society.

From bishops to local churches, United Methodists are lifting up the needs of refugees around the world. Read more

Advocating Justice


UM Insight Screencap

A team of six United Methodists went to Paris for the climate change negotiations and came back with hope. Read more

Global Health

Muslim Prayer Times

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It's the Islamic faith that should concern us, but the extremism to which all religions, including Christianity, are vulnerable, writes the Rev. Susan Henry-Crowe, top executive of United Methodism's social-action agency. Read more


Bishop White Bloody Sunday

Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

The Rev. Clayton Childers tells what it was like for a white Southerner to come to a new understanding of love and justice in today's world. Read more

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Susan Henry-Crowe

UMNS Photo by Kat Barry

The Rev. Susan Henry-Crowe, longtime university religious leader and social activist, has been elected to succeed Jim Winkler as executive of the United Methodist General Board of Church and Society. Read more

In the Church

Church or Society

New Church & Society board member Dan R. Dick looks at The United Methodist Church's tradition of speaking to society's problems, needs and ideals. Read more

Sep 18, 2012 4:02 PM Dan R. Dick


Photo Courtesy of Hanson Silos Co.

Church and Society executive Jim Winkler speaks from experience on the value of that derided term in United Methodist conversations, "silos." Read more


Bishops Negotiate with LGBT Protesters

UMNS Photo by John Goodwin

Changes to the preamble to the United Methodist Social Principles attempts to acknowledge the vast cultural differences in the global denomination. Read more

GC Archive

Rev. Rebecca Clark, known as Pastor Becca, looks at the phenomenon of bullying and why she thinks the UMC resolution on the issue doesn't go far enough. Read more


Jim Winkler, top executive of the General Board of Church and Society, examines how legislation coming before General Conference April 24-May 4 reflects the state of The United Methodist Church. Read more



Photo Courtesy of Kairos Response

A group of United Methodists supporting Palestinians has petitioned General Conference to sell off the church's investments in three companies that sell security equipment to Israel. Read more

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