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Bishop Hoshibata elected president of GBCS, along with Executive Committee

Bishop Robert Hoshibata (Desert Southwest) As the first act of the 2013-2016 Board of Directors, the following officers were elected. The nominees for these positions were gathered during the July nominations meeting for the General Board of Church and Society. President – Bishop Robert Hoshibata Vice President – Dr. Clarenda... read more»

Posted by Michelle Whittaker on September 13, 2012

Standing In The Tragic Gap

Check out this excellent video of Parker J. Palmer discussing faith, democracy, and holding tension creatively. Produced by The Work of the People.

Posted by Nathan Hollifield on September 04, 2012

Free Beer and American Prisons

“Free Beer” was the title of a lecture given last week by Dr. Dan Ariely, professor of behavioral economics at Duke University, at the Chautauqua Institute.  The title, itself, caught people’s attention, especially at Chautauqua, a training center established in the 1870’s with wide... read more»

Posted by Clayton Childers on August 17, 2012

General Board of Church & Society announces 2013-2016 Board of Directors

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The 2013-2016 Board of Directors for the United Methodist General Board of Church & Society (GBCS) has been announced. GBCS is one of four international general program boards of The United Methodist Church. Prime responsibility of the board is to seek implementation of the Social Principles... read more»

Posted by Nathan Hollifield on August 09, 2012

Paparella to direct Women’s Advocacy

West Michigan Conference provisional elder expected to expand grassroots organizing efforts WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Rev. Amee Paparella, a provisional elder in the West Michigan Conference, has been hired as Director & Organizer for Women’s Advocacy at the General Board of Church & Society (GBCS). Beginning Aug. 27,... read more»

Posted by Nathan Hollifield on August 07, 2012

A Promise Fulfilled

This past Sunday in Oklahoma City, a promise decades in the making was fulfilled: Donald Gilliard came to worship at Quayle United Methodist Church.  Mr. Gilliard, a skilled stage director and performer, has been a part of the Quayle family since the mid -1990s.  Yet having been... read more»

Posted by Laura Markle Downton on July 25, 2012

GBCS Statement on Aurora, Colo., Shootings

The General Board of Church & Society of The United Methodist Church urges all people to pray for the victims of the Friday shooting at a movie theater in Aurora, Colo., a suburb of Denver. Thus far, 12 people were killed and 50 more wounded, including a baby, at a midnight showing... read more»

Posted by Nathan Hollifield on July 20, 2012

Everyone should have health care; Supreme Court upholds Affordable Care Act

Today the U.S. Supreme Court, by a 5-4 vote, upheld the 2010 health-care law, the Affordable Care Act. The majority opinion was written by Chief Justice John Roberts. Faith groups and United Methodists offer comments on the ruling: The Affordable Care Act will provide cost savings to UMC annual conferences. ... read more»

Posted by Michelle Whittaker on June 28, 2012

Supreme Court immigration rulng ‘significant’ start

Faith groups hail Supreme Court ruling on Arizona law as ‘significant’ start Express concern ‘racial profiling’ provision still stands, possibly awaiting other legal challenges United Methodists joined other faith groups in hailing the Supreme Court decision this week that declared Arizona’s controversial SB1070 immigration... read more»

Posted by Wayne Rhodes on June 27, 2012

Wednesday Chapel (June) - Simpson Memorial Chapel

June 6 Alex Emmons, Speaker United Methodist General Board of Church & Society Intern June 13 Intern Commissioning for Ethnic Young Adult (EYA) and GBCS Interns June 20 Samantha Tyburski, Speaker United Methodist General Board of Church & Society Intern June 27 Bishop Neil Irons, Preacher United Methodist Council of Bishops Executive Secretary Each... read more»

Posted by Michelle Whittaker on June 06, 2012

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