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.
The Rev. Arturo Gonzélez Sandouzl (second from right) and other members of the United Methodist Immigration Task Force pray with Isabél and her 16-month-old daughter Kassandra at a makeshift camp near the bridge leading to the U.S. in Matamoros, Mexico. The mother and daughter traveled from Nicaragua in hopes of seeking asylum in the U.S. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.
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Advocacy

Responding to the plight of migrants

Leaders within the denomination are calling on all United Methodists to speak out and act on behalf of the plight of migrants during this time.

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Let's Talk Faith and Climate: Communication Guidance for Faith Leaders
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Church & Society

Let’s Talk Faith and Climate: Communication Guidance for Faith Leaders

This guide synthesizes the latest academic research and message testing on climate communications from across the social sciences into a practical guide to support meaningful discussions on climate change and faith among individuals and groups.

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Consultations among United Methodists in settings around the world contributed to the proposed revised Social Principles being sent to General Conference 2020 by the General Board of Church and Society. Photo by Jay Malin, UMNS
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Church & Society

Church and Society Board recommends major revision of United Methodist Social Principles

The board of directors of the General Board of Church and Society has recommended a new version of the Social Principles to the 2020 General Conference.

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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.

Advocacy

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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Grants

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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Resources


Contact information

WASHINGTON, D.C. OFFICE: 100 Maryland Ave NE Washington, D.C. 20002 | Phone: 202.488.5600 
NEW YORK CITY OFFICE: 777 United Nations Plaza, Suite 7C, New York, New York 10017 | Phone: +1.212.973.1702

Email: gbcs@umcjustice.org

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