Church & Society
One of the newest Heritage Landmarks of United Methodism, the United Methodist Building is the only non-governmental building on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. In addition to housing the United Methodist Board of Church and Society, it is also houses the Washington offices of the United Methodist Council of Bishops, United Methodist Women and the United Methodist Commission on Religion and Race. Image courtesy of Church and Society.

Church & Society

Working from its headquarters in the only non-governmental building on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., USA, the General Board of Church and Society uses Scripture, The Social Principles and The Book of Resolutions as its core documents. Through statements and articles, seminars, forums, internships and collaboration, Church and Society leads and challenges United Methodists to pray, study and work in areas of social concern. Its resources inform, motivate and train United Methodists on issues of social justice in the society.
Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conference members holding a photo shoot at the First Americans Museum in Oklahoma City to promote Native American participation in the 2020 U.S. census. Courtesy of Ginny Underwood.


Churches helping ensure ‘everyone counts’ in the U.S. census

The United Methodist Church is encouraging congregations to help their communities complete their U.S. census data as a way to ensure fair and just representation for all.

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Peace with Justice worship service

This virtual worship service lets you listen and celebrate the ways that United Methodists around the world are engaging in the work for peace. You may also use the service for online worship on Peace with Justice Sunday (June 7, 2020). It will first air on June 3, 2020, at 12 noon EDT.

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Church and Society offering virtual series on COVID 19

Church and Society takes its Seminar Program virtual with a series of webinars on COVID-19 and social justice issues. The webinars will be held Thursdays from May 21-June 18 at 2 p.m. ET and archived for later viewing.

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Supporters filled Pine Lake Park on March 24 in support of students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The Parkland, Fla., rally was one of more than 800 held around the U.S. Photo by Kathy L. Gilbert, UMNS.


As United Methodists, we understand our call to transform the world involves personal, social and civic righteousness.

The relationships we form in our communities, often through our direct service and mercy ministries, lead us to be advocates for justice.

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Church and Society oversees the distribution of three different grants available to United Methodist congregations and organizations.

Human Relations Day, Ethnic Local Church, and Peace With Justice grants are all available through Church and Society.

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This three-session Bible study is for use in your congregation, small group, or by yourself. It is based on Micah 4:1-4 and addresses gun violence as a spiritual and moral issue.

Faith and Facts cards

The Faith and Facts cards are a set of half-sheet cards providing concise information on a number of social issues. On any given issue, they explore what the Bible says, what The United Methodist Church says, some facts about the issue and action steps to address the issue.



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