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According to the Book of Discipline 2016  ¶629: “The Conference Board of Church and Society shall serve to connect the General Board of Church and Society and the district and local churches in relating the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the members of the Church and structures of the communities, nation, and world in which they live. Programs shall be developed that provides education and action on issues confronting the church consistent with the Social Principles and the policies adopted by the General Conference.”  

Currently, the NIC Board is working on issues related to childhood poverty, mass incarceration, corporate tax accountability, and gun violence.

NIC Board of Church and Society Chair: 

Brittany Cox 682.429.3434 Brittany.rm.cox@gmail.com
Scott Himel 630.212.9210 Sshimel123@gmail.com

News & Announcements

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Bishops clarify statement on Commission on a Way Forward recommendation

The Council of Bishops is issuing the following statement, written by the bishops who served on the Commission on a Way Forward and approved by the Execut…

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Constitutional amendment to be revisited

The Secretary of the General Conference has announced that an error was made in the text of a proposed Constitutional amendment as it was presented for voting, and which subsequently fa…

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Bishop's Pastoral Letter to the Northern Illinois Conference

The Council received the report from the Commission on the Way Forward (COTWF) and discerned our recommendation to the called session of the General Conference in Fe…

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United Methodist Bishops Recommend a Way Forward

United Methodist bishops, meeting in Chicago, engaged in a prayerful process to discern a way forward. Having received and considered the extensive work of the Commission on a W…