"And what does the Lord require of you but to DO JUSTICE, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God." (Micah 6:8)
Purpose: The General Board of Church & Society is to be the bearer of the Social Principles of the United Methodist Church. This mission is to develop programs that provides education and action on issues confronting the church that are consistent with the Social Principles and the policies adopted by the General Conference of The United Methodist Church.
John Wesley was a forthright advocate on prison reform, human rights, abuse of spirituous liquors, labor justice, healthcare, slavery, the humane treatment of animals. Slavery was a divisive issue within the church during the 18th and 19th Centuries with many Methodist taking strong abolitionist positions while others were less forthright. The women's rights movement, the labor reform movement, the temperance movement and the Civil Rights movement all saw leadership from a number of courageous and prophetic Methodist voices.
Dear Church Leaders,
Can I count on your support for something important to many people across our church?
Peace with Justice Sunday is one of six church-wide Special Sundays with offerings of The United Methodist Church. Peace with Justice Sunday enables The United Methodist Church to have a voice in advocating for peace and justice both locally and globally. Fifty percent of the funds are offered to the North Georgia Conference local churches to use for their justice (systemic change) projects and fifty percent support the peace with justice programs of the General Board of Church and Society.
Peace with Justice Sunday is observed on the Sunday after Pentecost, but churches may take the Peace with Justice offering any Sunday.
We have prepared a special toolkit with everything you need to lead your congregation to promote peace and justice. The toolkit includes worship and promotional resources. You may also order free posters and offering envelopes from the General Board of Church and Society.