Press Releases

Director of Organizing wanted, General Board of Church & Society

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The General Board of Church & Society (GBCS) seeks a person to fill a new position: Director of Organizing. This new position stems from GBCS’s year-long grassroots organizing initiative this year to mobilize teams of United Methodists to amplify the Church's call for... read more»

November 08, 2012

Human Relations Day grants deadline 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Jan. 10 is the deadline to apply for a Human Relations Day Grant from the United Methodist General Board of Church & Society (GBCS). The grants are to support ministries that respond to non-violent young offenders through education, advocacy or leadership training and development. Grant funds are... read more»

November 07, 2012

Ethnic Local church grants deadline 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Jan. 10 is the deadline to apply for an Ethnic Local Church Grant from the United Methodist General Board of Church & Society (GBCS). The grants are to strengthen ethnic minority local churches through education, advocacy or leadership development as they engage in social justice. GBCS has... read more»

November 07, 2012

Peace with Justice grants deadline 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Jan. 10 is the deadline to apply for a Peace with Justice grant from the United Methodist General Board of Church & Society (GBCS). Funding for this program is generated through the Peace with Justice Special Sunday offering of The United Methodist Church. One of six Special... read more»

November 07, 2012

Imagine No Malaria ‘Days on the Hill’

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The General Board of Church & Society (GBCS) and the United Methodist “Imagine No Malaria” campaign will host Annual Conference leaders for a “Days on the Hill” gathering here Sunday to Wednesday, Dec. 2-5.
“Congress is feeling great pressure to... read more»

October 05, 2012

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»

August 09, 2012

New Women’s Advocacy director

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). Paparella Beginning Aug. 27, Paparella will fill a position that became available at the... read more»

August 07, 2012

Pray for victims of Aurora, Colo., shooting

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»

July 20, 2012

Faith Groups Applaud U.S. Supreme Court for Upholding Affordable Care Act

When the people of the United States established a Constitution for its government, they identified a significant purpose of government as promoting the general welfare. In so doing, they identified a moral imperative of government: to seek the common good of the American people. The faith community understands and endorses... read more»

June 28, 2012

United Methodist social-justice agency celebrates Supreme Court health-care ruling

WASHNGTON, D.C. — The United Methodist General Board of Church & Society (GBCS) issued a statement celebrating the U.S. Supreme Court decision today to uphold the constitutionality of the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act (ACA). The Supreme Court, by a 5-4 vote, upheld the 2010 health-care law. The... read more»

June 28, 2012

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