The words and actions of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. were infused into all the activities of the last week. Here's what was going on:
- January 21 was the official observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (U.S.) and United Methodists lift up his life and service with our special Sunday, Human Relations Day. President Barack Obama was also sworn in for his second term and we hope everyone will hold him, our Congress, and all world leaders in prayer as we deal with the critical issues for our communities and the world.
- A joint statement marking the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade was release by GBCS and UMW. The statement highlights the critical role the church can play in reducing abortions and caring for the needs of women.
- Faith leaders united to call on President Obama and the U.S. Congress to take swift action to end gun violence. Save the Date for a national call-in to Congress on February 4, learn more about this on our blog.
- Our Immigration network held a national strategy session with over 175 people on the call! If you are interested in hosting Family Unity Prayer Vigil in February, contact Bill Mefford for a FREE DVD featuring Jasmine's Story. This is a compelling documentary about the broken U.S. immigration system. Read a Faith in Action article from 2010 about Jasmine.
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