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Annual Conferences take on social issues

Bishops issue rulings on contested resolutions

Hot-button topics included homosexuality, gun violence, divestment and immigration reform. read more »

by Kathy Gilbert
on August 12, 2013

Sherry’s ‘metamorphosis’

Desert Southwest deacon finds no such thing as social gospel separate from personal justice

As a disciple of Christ, writer says she’s changed, and suddenly her eyes are open to injustices. read more »

by the Rev. Sherry Brady
on August 12, 2013

Congress August recess begins

Opportunity to discuss issues at home

Poverty, maternal health, food assistance, God’s creation, health care, immigration, gun violence and criminal-justice reform timely topics of concern. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on August 05, 2013

A little different tactic for August

Letter drop highlights focus on House and immigration reform

Churches asked to encourage member of Congress to support just, humane immigration principles. read more »

by Bill Mefford
on August 05, 2013

The Truth Behind Detention Centers

During my trip to the border, I spent one afternoon viewing an Operation Streamline court hearing. This program was started in 2005 by the Bish Administration to process migrants crossing the boarder illegally through the criminal justice system. The National Immigration Forum describes the program as follows: Operation Streamline forces undocumented... read more »

Posted by Elizabeth Murray on July 24, 2013

‘I lost my ID’

A reflection on Romans 3:17-4:1

Inconvenience of temporarily losing a driver’s license raises awareness of what it is like to be undocumented in the U.S. read more »

by Elizabeth Murray
on July 18, 2013

Silent no longer

Sunday School class protests new form of segregation in Georgia

Stands against undocumented youths being kept from learning and life opportunities. read more »

by Adult Sunday School Class, Oconee Street United Methodist Church, Athens, Ga.
on July 18, 2013

Ana: A DREAMer’s story

Children brought to the United States by undocumented immigrant parents can apply for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).  An issue becomes more than an issue when you know someone who is affected by said issue. I started learning about the injustices in our immigration system and the trials... read more »

Posted by Elizabeth Murray on July 17, 2013

Do kindness and love justice?

A reflection on Micah 6:8

We need to read and embrace the prophet’s words, and this time, get it right. read more »

by the Rev. Len Ripley
on July 11, 2013

Deportations Create Issues for Mexican Border Towns

We do not always see it, but there are repercussions from the United States’ immigration policies for our neighbor, Mexico. In 2012 alone, the Obama Administration deported 409,849 undocumented immigrants, many of whom left behind U.S. American born children. More people have been deported during Obama's presidency than ever... read more »

Posted by Elizabeth Murray on July 10, 2013

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