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Recently Read: Bid to Divest from All Oil and Gas Companies Fails

By Walter Fenton- A somewhat overlooked, but important message from the 2016 General Conference was the delegates’ decision to reject a petition calling on The United Methodist Church’s General Board of Pension and Health Benefits (GBPHB) to divest from all fossil fuels. After vigorous debate, delegates voted nearly two to one against a plan pushed […]

Board of Pensions responds criticism on divestment

In a press release issued yesterday, The General Board of Pension and Health Benefits (GBPHB) reiterated its position on sustainable investment, and released a new video outlining their position which is being shown at gatherings of central conference delegates. Critics had complained about a previous version of the video, and GBPHB stated that they had […]

General Board of Pension and Health Benefits to hold Listening Session

The General Board of Pension and Health Benefits of The United Methodist Church (GBPHB) invites interested plan participants and other constituents to address the board of directors during a Listening Session on Thursday, November 13, 2014 (11:30 a.m.) in Atlanta, Georgia.

GBPHB General Counsel to retire

The General Board of Pension and Health Benefits (GBPHB) today announced the retirement of General Counsel Sarah Hirsen effective April 1, 2015, following 17 years of service as head of the GBPHB Legal and Compliance Departments.

Young clergy gather and look forward to retirement at revitup!

ATLANTA, Ga — On October 28th, 150 young United Methodist clergy and a handful of clergy spouses from across the United States gathered in Atlanta for revitup!, a three-day conference hosted by the General Board of Pension and Health Benefits. “Usually when we put events together, it’s only pastors closer to retirement who show up. […]

10 Questions for Church Leaders: Barbara Boigegrain

UMR’s Mike Baughman talks with GBPHB head Barbara Boigegrain about pensions, health insurance and “ObamaCare.”

A Serene Oasis

The days are long and the sessions can get stressful. So the exhibit by the General Board of Pension and Health Benefits (GBPHB) at General Conference offered free massages for those ready for a refreshing break. Delegates and attendees could also saddle up to a table with laptops with free Internet access. “Our thought was […]

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