60 Minutes Story on Homeless Youth

For some children, socializing and learning are being cruelly complicated by homelessness, as Scott Pelley reports from Florida, where school buses now stop at motels for children who've lost their homes. Watch Hard Times Generation: Homeless Kids

Posted on July 10, 2013

Protect family unity

Faith leaders remind U.S. Senators as they markup of immigration bill

Proposed legislation would eliminate ability for U.S. citizens to sponsor their siblings and married children over the age of 30. read more »

May 15, 2013

Peace with Justice

"When I pray for peace, I pray not only that the enemies of my own country may cease to want war, but above all that my country will cease to do the things that make war inevitable." Thomas Merton As I walked through my neighborhood pharmacy to pick up a... read more »

Posted by Susan Burton on April 30, 2013

144 organizations endorse aid letter to Congress

Strong funding urged for international development, humanitarian assistance

‘With ongoing developing crises in Syria and Mali, and with critical work still to be done to combat extreme poverty around the world, we urge you to make necessary U.S. investments in vital programs in order to meet the rising need,’ InterAction letter says. read more »

April 19, 2013

‘We can do better’

Any immigration-related legislation should stress family unification

Bishop Carcaño calls it a sin to depend on immigrants for some of the hardest work in this country and then deny them the opportunity to be reunited with their families. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on April 10, 2013

United Methodists hold 250+ prayer vigils

Activities in 32 states, D.C. bring attention to plight of immigrant families

Primary focus of vigils to keep immigrant families together, acknowledge brokenness of U.S. immigration system. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on March 12, 2013

Obama invites faith leaders to discuss immigration

United Methodist bishop included in small group

‘Immigration reform is a moral issue we all share in common,” Bishop Carcaño says of 14 religious leaders at meeting. read more »

by Kathy Gilbert
on March 12, 2013

‘United Methodists stand for immigration reform’

Bishop tells President Obama at gathering of faith leaders

Just, humane reform will provide pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, unification of families, and labor protections for all workers. read more »

by Bishop Minerva Carcaño
on March 12, 2013

My Adopted Child, There’s No One Like You

My Adopted Child, There’s No One Like You by Kevin Leman   • Story of a adopted child’s fear of being different.
• Includes a discussion from the birthmother who decided that adoption was the most loving thing she could do.

Posted on February 22, 2013

Families Are Different

Families Are Different by Nina Pellegrini • Child is aware of adoption and also that her parents love her deeply
• Lists a number of diverse ways of being a family

Posted on February 22, 2013

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