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.
Hector Rodolfo Solorio Castillo (left) of La Gran Comision Methodist Church in Mexicali, Mexico, hands out hygiene kits to migrant families receiving a meal at El Divino Redentor Methodist Church in Mexicali. While UMCOR cannot distribute them to children in the U.S government-run holding facilities, since March the agency has delivered 46,128 hygiene kits to six church-run transitional shelters along the U.S-Mexico border. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.
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Advocacy

Act to support migrant children

Two United Methodist agencies are urging prayer and other action on behalf of migrant children in U.S. government holding facilities along the U.S. Mexico-border.

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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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Sacred Worth Books
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Advocacy

Sacred Worth booklist

It is critical for a child’s self-worth to see others like themselves and their families in media. This list will help you find inclusive and affirming children’s books.

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As United Methodists, we believe we are called to build peace with justice. Image courtesy of the Board of Church and Society.

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.

Kingdom Dreams Violent Realities Bible Study

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.

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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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