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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

Health-care reform and churches

Affordable Care Act likely will affect church finances, employee benefits for years to come

New law different from what currently being done, but ‘potential is huge,’ according to one conference treasurer. read more »

by Heather Hahn
on July 18, 2013

2013 legislative priorities

Immigration reform, reducing gun violence, ‘moral federal budget,’ combating human trafficking targeted

Priorities support Christian social concerns and represent areas to which the faith community can bring a unique voice to the legislative process. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on February 19, 2013

Social Principles Bulletin Inserts

The General Board of Church & Society (GBCS) has developed bulletin inserts featuring individual United Methodist Social Principles. The resource, designed to be included in church worship bulletins, can be downloaded for free from the agency’s website. The bulletin inserts are in two colors that will reproduce excellently... read more »

Universal Health Care Action Network

A nationwide grassroots organization that GBCS is participating in. In addition to national advocacy for universal health care, UHCAN has been especially supportive of state level efforts. UHCAN maintains a current listing of state level efforts on its Web site. Visit Universal... read more »

Posted on August 14, 2012

National Coalition on Health Care

NCHC is a major coalition of business, labor and faith community groups whose honorary chairs are former Presidents Jimmy Carter and George H.W. Bush. Visit National Coalition on Health Care

Posted on August 14, 2012

Healthcare-Now

An organization seeking to educate the American public and work directly for legislation to achieve this end. Healthcare-Now has been a key supporter of House Resolution 676, the United States National Health Insurance Act. Visit Healthcare-Now

Posted on August 14, 2012

Cover the Uninsured Week

A program one week each year, sponsored by the Robert Word Johnson Foundation and various partners including the United Methodist Church to emphasize the need for health coverage for those without health insurance. Visit Cover the Uninsured Week

Take Action for Health Care Justice

The long wait is finally over! On Thursday, June 28, 2012, the Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act. Today, we rejoice on behalf of persons who need of health care and for people who have already benefitted from this important law. Simply put, everyone should have health care and the Affordable... read more »

Posted by Cynthia Johnson-Oliver on June 29, 2012

Everyone should have health care; Supreme Court upholds Affordable Care Act

Today the U.S. Supreme Court, by a 5-4 vote, upheld the 2010 health-care law, the Affordable Care Act. The majority opinion was written by Chief Justice John Roberts. Faith groups and United Methodists offer comments on the ruling: The Affordable Care Act will provide cost savings to UMC annual conferences. ... read more »

Posted by Michelle Whittaker on June 28, 2012

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