Social Principles

Social Principles 2020 


As you probably know a new Social Principles has been submitted for General Conference 2020.

Please share this page widely with your networks—


It  features the revised Social Principles document in eight different languages (Tagalog and Korean will be coming soon!) and videos and educational resources, as well as.

Every 3-4 weeks we will be discussing a different section of the revised Social Principles and introduce new resources for how you can use the Social Principles in your ministry context.  

If you know of others in your Conference who want to learn more about the proposed Social Principles, please encourage them to sign up:

With much gratitude for your ministries of justice and peace.  

Neal Christie


Ethnic Young Adult Interns for 2020

Church and Society is recruiting young justice seekers for summer’s Ethnic Young Adult internship cohort!

Program description: 

The Ethnic Young Adult Internship (EYA) program is designed for young justice-seekers willing to unpack their faith and identity.

EYAs are placed with partner organizations working to address social injustices. Placement partners include: The National Disabilities Rights Network, The Children’s Defense FundCreation Justice MinistriesChurch World ServiceInterfaith Power and LightDemocracy InitiativeNational Religious Partnership for the EnvironmentResults, and the NAACP. Interns serve at these placement sites four days a week.

On Fridays, EYAs are engaged in seminar learning designed by Church and Society staff. In these seminars, interns unpack a wide variety of social issues through a faith perspective and gain an understanding of The United Methodist Church’s commitment to social holiness. Interns gain practical skills, professional and leadership development.

EYAs have the unique opportunity to learn about the role of Church and Society at the United Nations by visiting our UN office.

Multicultural community is a gift of the program. EYA interns live together in an intentional community while in the District and participate in weekly devotions.

Program Qualifications

  • Be a member of The United Methodist Church,
  • Be between 18 and 22 years old (Central Conference interns are accepted up to 24 years old),
  • Be at the academic level of rising sophomore, junior or senior in college/university studies or employed full-time,
  • Show active leadership and participation in the local church/community and an involvement in social justice activities;
  • Self-identify as a person of color.

If you are someone you know is qualified for this transformational experience have them apply today!

Program Dates: June 6th- August 1st, 2020.

This description and the experience of an alumni can be found here and attached. Attached is also a promotional image for your social networks.

Applications can be completed here:

We will receive the bulk of our applications by March 1st, 2020.

Rev. Katie Monfortte
Internship Coordinator