GBCS Says, 'You Can Make a Difference For Justice!'

March 13, 2009

Jim Winkler, General Secretary of the General Board of Church & Society (GBCS), is urging United Methodists to "make a difference for justice" through The United Methodist Church's Social Justice Ministries Endowment Fund. Giving to the fund, Winkler says, will "ensure that The United Methodist Church will continue its visionary advocacy ministry into future centuries."

In a letter this week, Winkler writes, "United Methodists have a glorious heritage of being front and center in the great struggles for justice for more than 200 years. Never has it been more imperative to ensure that we remain so to confront issues of today and those that will arise in the future."

The fund, a joint endeavor of GBCS and the United Methodist Church Foundation, "will ensure a future in which a strong and prophetic United Methodist voice for the poor and oppressed will be heard in the corridors of power," he adds.

Furthermore, "it will enable GBCS to continue to educate, empower and equip new generations of United Methodists to live out their faith journey as witnesses for justice and to serve as the hands of Christ in transforming the world."

Download the GBCS publication Cornerstone to find out more about the fund, GBCS's ministries, and ways and reasons to give.

For more information contact GBCS
by mail at General Board of Church & Society, 100 Maryland Ave. NE, Washington, DC 20002; by fax to 202-488-5639; or online at