For more than 30 years, the General Board of Church & Society (GBCS) has conducted a summer Ethnic Minority Young Adult Internship Program. A dozen young people from across the denomination spend two months in Washington, D.C., living and worshiping together in Christian community and participating in ministries related to the program and witness of The United Methodist Church.

Literally, The United Methodist Church is filled with hundreds of leaders who are alumni of this great program. This year interns are working with groups such as the Faith & Politics Institute, the NAACP, the National Coalition Against the Death Penalty, and Men Can Stop Rape. View a highlight video of the internship experience.

By donating to the Social Justice Endowment Fund, you help sustain this vital minsitry that is greating leaders throughout The United Methodist Church!

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The Social Justice Ministries Endowment Fund ensures a future in which a strong and prophetic United Methodist voice for the poor and oppressed will be heard in the corridors of power. This endowment enables the Board 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.

As stewards of the Church's commitment to social holiness, the Social Justice Ministries Endowment Fund will help to ensure that work to halt social ills like gambling, nuclear weapons proliferation, and environmental degradation are not limited by church budget constraints. We must see to it that operational cutbacks never threaten to silence the voice in the wilderness calling humanity toward God’s righteousness for all of God’s creation. It is essential that as new moral and ethical issues arise – ones we cannot yet imagine – that the United Methodist Church have the ability to respond.

 Income earned from the fund will be available to the Board to use for any purpose consistent with its ministries to respond to the Christian social concerns of the day.