The North Carolina Conference Board of Church and Society seeks to relate the gospel of Jesus Christ to the members of our churches and to the persons and structures of the communities and world in which they live. We seek to equip churches, their pastors, and their membership to bring the whole of human life, activities, possessions, use of resources, and community and world relationships into conformity with the will of God.
Your Rights to Protest and Participate in Demonstrations
The American Civil Liberties Union has some helpful information on participating in protests and demonstrations.
Want to get to know or write your senator or congressional representative? Here is a link to GovTrack to find out more about those persons as well as get their contact information.
Part of the work of the Board is the Peace with Justice (PWJ) Program. More information about PWJ, including the grant requirements and application, are available here.
Play “SPENT” – an online poverty simulation presented by Urban Ministries of Durham
|The Healthy Families, Healthy Planet initiative, funded by a grant from the United Nations Foundation, works to educate and mobilize United Methodists in the U.S. on the importance of maternal health and international family planning. Through grassroots education with targeted annual conferences and advocacy efforts with policy makers, the goal of the project is to achieve higher levels of foreign aid for international family planning through the U.S. government.Healthy Families, Healthy Planet is a program initiative of the United Methodist General Board of Church and Society.|
The Social Principles, while not to be considered church law, are a prayerful and thoughtful effort on the part of the General Conference to speak to the human issues in the contemporary world from a sound biblical and theological foundation as historically demonstrated in United Methodist traditions. They are a call to faithfulness and are intended to be instructive and persuasive in the best of the prophetic spirit.
2008 Book of Discipline, page 97
Test your knowledge of some of our Social Principles by taking this short quiz.