First Responder Conference Sept. 13

Substance abuse, gambling addiction in faith communities will be addressed

Indianapolis workshop will assist in preparing resources that enable responding to needs of people with or at risk for alcohol, drug or gambling problems. read more »

June 06, 2013

Getting ready for National Recovery Month

June 18 conference call on addictions

Month is excellent opportunity to promote awareness of addiction and recovery issues for your congregation. read more »

June 06, 2013

Casting a future vision

Addictions prevention advocacy training gathers attendees from across the U.S.

Training spurred by need to equip pastors and congregations to help those bound by chains of addiction. read more »

by Dotti Groover-Skipper
on November 02, 2012

Faith and Facts Cards

Two-sided study card with Biblical references, United Methodist Social Principles and resolutions, facts regarding the issue, and steps you and your church can take to make a difference. Vist our store to order cards.


The Church's role in countering the expansion of gambling has been likened to David fighting Goliath. The overwhelming influence of gambling monies allows this industry access to all levels of government and extends even to elected public officials who benefit from contributions to their campaigns. For the love of... Read More

Addictions-prevention consultant sought

Will serve as field organizer/educator for General Board of Church & Society

12-month position to build support for public policies addressing addiction issues, including confronting alcohol, tobacco and gambling industry efforts to loosen regulation and market to young people. read more »

December 02, 2011

A visit to the casino

United Methodist stance on gambling, not always so clear-cut

Gun Lake Casino is owned and operated by Native Americans, many of whom are members of the Bradley and Salem United Methodist Indian Missions in Michigan. read more »

by the Rev. Laurie Haller
on January 25, 2011

Don’t Gamble with Chicago

Grassroots effort targets attempt to overturn video-gambling ban

Illinois’ reliance on video-gambling funding called ‘toxic’ for Chicago communities. read more »

September 14, 2010

Addiction: How will the church respond?

June 27-29, Fayetteville, Ark.

Mount Sequoyah Conference & Retreat Center will host South Central Jurisdiction conference for healing families with individual facing addiction. read more »

June 14, 2010

Word from Winkler — Expendable people

National debate needed as to who Americans are as a people because government shouldn’t be pushing debt and addiction. read more »

by Jim Winkler, General Secretary, General Board of Church and Society
on April 13, 2010

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