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Poverty war ‘morphing into war on poor’

Bishop Carder issues warning at Holston’s 4th ‘Abolishing Poverty’

Workshop goals to create awareness, equip attendees to take ministry to next level. read more »

by Annette Spence
on August 12, 2013

It’s time

Minimum wage hasn’t been raised since 2009

Millions of U.S. workers don’t make enough money to support themselves and their families. read more »

by the Rev. Michael Livingston
on August 12, 2013

Labor in the Pulpits

Toolkit available from Interfaith Worker Justice to plan Labor Day service

‘Worker Justice Congregations’ program launched for those that value workers and ethical employers. read more »

August 12, 2013

Word from Winkler — An American myth

Few poor people are able to become even Middle Class because they are trapped in dead-end jobs. read more »

by Jim Winkler, General Secretary, General Board of Church and Society
on July 29, 2013

50th anniversary of March on Washington

Week of events will commemorate historic demonstration

Sponsors calling for 63 minutes of nonviolence across nation on Aug. 28 beginning at 3 p.m. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on July 29, 2013

A David vs. Goliath fight

United Methodists take heart in Hyatt labor agreement

Northern Illinois, California-Nevada conferences officially supported hotel workers ‘valiant fight.’ read more »

by Linda Bloom
on July 18, 2013

Support Employment Non-Discrimination Act

40 faith groups sign letter to Senate

Call act measured, common-sense solution to ensure workers judged on merits, not on personal characteristics like sexual orientation or gender identity. read more »

July 11, 2013

Boardroom schemes

Report asserts bankruptcy is ‘war against aging, ill and disabled’

23,000 lives ‘unquestionably’ depend on outcome of bankruptcy case involving coalfield workers. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on May 15, 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

Sign petition on Colombia abuses

Urge U.S. ambassador to intervene to protect Afro-Colombian leaders, human rights defenders, labor activists

United Methodist resolution expresses grave concerns about U.S. role in South American country. read more »

February 04, 2013

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