Press Releases

Social-justice agency praises Attorney General criticism of mass incarceration

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The General Board of Church & Society (GBCS) of The United Methodist Church applauds U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder’s promise at the annual meeting this week of the American Bar Assn. in San Francisco to address racial disparities in the federal justice system. ... read more»

August 13, 2013

Henry-Crowe elected to lead General Board of Church & Society

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Rev. Dr. Susan Henry-Crowe, dean of the Chapel & Religious Life at Emory University in Atlanta, has been elected to succeed James E. Winkler as chief executive of the General Board of Church & Society (GBCS) of The United Methodist Church. The appointment will be... read more»

July 23, 2013

2013 ethnic minority young adult internships

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Twelve persons, ages 19 to 23, began work here early in June in the Ethnic Minority Young Adult (EYA) Summer Internship program of the United Methodist General Board of Church & Society (GBCS). They are working in nonprofit and nongovernmental social-justice organizations in the U.S. capital for... read more»

July 11, 2013

Burton to direct Women’s & Children’s Advocacy

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Susan Burton, who has directed the United Methodist Seminar Program on National & International Affairs at the General Board of Church & Society (GBCS) for 12 years, has been named to fill the position of Director & Organizer for Women’s & Children’s Advocacy. ... read more»

July 10, 2013

Seminar Designer position open

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The General Board of Church & Society (GBCS) seeks a Seminar Designer for U.M. Seminars on National & International Affairs. Primary job is to design and implement seminars that engage members of The United Methodist Church to integrate their faith with John Wesley's commitment... read more»

July 01, 2013

United Methodist justice agency calls Senate immigration bill inadequate

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The General Board of Church & Society (GBCS) of The United Methodist Church praises the U.S. Senate for its initiative in finally passing a bill to reform immigration laws. Unfortunately, though, the agency believes the legislation passed is not what is needed to truly repair... read more»

June 28, 2013

Statement on ‘Border Security, Economic Opportunity & Immigration Modernization Act’

More than 130 United Methodist bishops, general agencies and other denomination entities have endorsed a statement to U.S. senators commending the “Gang of 8” attempt at immigration reform. The statement salutes “this first step towards just and humane reform” and urges the senators to improve the &ldquo... read more»

May 03, 2013

‘Faith & Mental Health’ — Bulletin insert for Mental Health Awareness Month (May)

The United Methodist General Boards of Church & Society (GBCS) and Global Ministries (GBGM) have created a new resource for local congregations to observe Mental Health Awareness Month in May. The bulletin insert, “Faith & Mental Health — Creating Caring & Sharing Communities” is available free as a... read more»

April 18, 2013

General Board of Church & Society announces 2 new staff members

Northern Illinois’ Kumpf to be Director of Organizing; New England’s Wiggin is Chief Financial Officer WASHINGTON, D.C. — The United Methodist General Board of Church & Society (GBCS) announces two new staff members: Kristin Kumpf of Chicago as Director of Organizing, and Terry Wiggin of Southbridge,... read more»

March 28, 2013

$24,000 awarded in Human Relations Day Grants

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Directors of the United Methodist General Board of Church & Society (GBCS) awarded nearly $24,000 in Human Relations Day grants during their spring meeting here. Human Relations Day strengthens United Methodist outreach to communities, encouraging social justice and work with at-risk youths. Human Relations Day is one... read more»

March 19, 2013

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