February 2013

Protect Young Women, Immigrants, Native people and LGBTQ people from violence!

Call your U.S. Representative Enter street address and zipcode to be connected directly to your Member of Congress. Street Address Zip Phone: Below is our sample script, when calling: As a constituent and a person of faith, I urge the Congresswoman/man: To reject the House substitute VAWA that... read more»

Posted by Michelle Whittaker on February 27, 2013

Forgiveness & Reconciliation

“Some truths have to be really pounded into the national psyche. And one of them is that history counts." Roger Wilkins This year with Ash Wednesday in February, we have the opportunity to consider how Black History Month and the Lenten season are related to each other. As we... read more»

Posted by Susan Burton on February 15, 2013

National Call on Maternal Health and HIV/AIDS

Wednesday, Feb. 20, at 3 p.m. ET, Healthy Families, Healthy Planet and The United Methodist Global AIDS Fund invite the public to participate in an engaging presentation and discussion about the intersections of maternal health and HIV/AIDS. Participants may register for this educational webinar online. “Maternal health and HIV... read more»

Posted by Katie Kraft on February 12, 2013

Week(s) in Review Jan. 28 - Feb. 8

As Jim Winkler mentioned in his column last week, it's been a very significant two weeks for several justice issues. The Boy Scouts of America said Feb. 6 that it needed more time for a "deliberate review" of its policy banning gay Scouts and leaders. (UMNS file photo by Mike... read more»

Posted by Michelle Whittaker on February 11, 2013