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Fight for socio-economic rights

Mindset must be changed to seek enforcement from government

Right that has no remedy is not a right, retired Philippines chief justice, a United Methodist, declares. read more »

by Leila Salaverria
on July 18, 2013

Global Young People’s Gathering headed to the Philippines

The Division on Ministries with Young People of the United Methodist Board of Discipleship (DMYP) is hosting the Global Young People’s Convocation and Legislative Assembly (GYPCLA) in Tagaytay, Luzon, The Philippines July 16 – 20, 2014. read more »

April 25, 2013

Forum on Philippines elections

Philippines Board of Church & Society co-organizer of April 11 event

Bishop Juan encourages United Methodists to attend ‘important educational offering.’ read more »

April 10, 2013

Philippines targeting religious leaders

Testimony to the U.N. Human Rights Council

4 killed who were advocates for environmental justice and in defending rights of indigenous peoples against aggressive development of mining industry. read more »

by the Rev. Michael Yoshii
on October 12, 2012

New ministry approach

Missioners to combine medical mission with advocacy for justice in the Philippines

When short-term mission trips are integrated as part of a congregation’s overall ministry and engaged correctly, they can be a powerful witness for the Good News of Jesus Christ. read more »

August 06, 2012

Word from Winkler — Mentors

The examples of Jesus Christ and others have strengthened, buoyed and guided during a life dedicated to the pursuit of justice. read more »

by Jim Winkler, General Secretary, General Board of Church and Society
on July 26, 2012

Word from Winkler - A prayer for summer

We know not what a day may bring forth, but we know Thou art the One we can always, always trust. read more »

by Jim Winkler, General Secretary, General Board of Church and Society
on July 16, 2012

$130,728 in 2012 Ethnic Local Church grants

WASHINGTON, D.C. — This spring, directors of the United Methodist General Board of Church & Society (GBCS) have awarded $130,728 in Ethnic Local Church grants. The Ethnic Local Church Grants program is to strengthen congregations through education, advocacy or leadership development for social-justice engagement. Grants are awarded twice each year. ... read more»

April 16, 2012

National grassroots organizing team

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A national team of grassroots organizers has been assembled by the General Board of Church & Society (GBCS) to lead a year-long initiative to empower local United Methodist congregations to address social justice issues. The new team will work to build strong local networks within the... read more»

March 16, 2012

Heeding God’s call

A reflection on 1 Samuel 3:1-10 and human trafficking

When you wrestle with the figures — mostly affecting women and children — and horrific stories of 15-year-old granddaughters trafficked for sex, you wonder where God is in all of this. read more »

by Michael Neuroth
on January 16, 2012