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

Interconnections Exercise

This exercise will help to increase awareness of social, economic and environmental issues and the ways in which the issues intersect. The exercise also encourages critical thinking and can be used with groups of any size. Interconnections... read more »

Missin’ Out on May Day?!

On May 1st of 1999 I left Manila, Philippines early in the morning, somewhat frustrated that I will miss out on May Day workers’ rallies and actions. I was headed for a meeting of the UMC Concern for Workers Task Force in Oregon. After I checked into the hotel and... read more »

Posted by Rev. Dr. Israel Alvaran on May 01, 2012

The Reluctance to Discuss Economic Justice

I have noticed in some of the discussions I have heard around General Conference these last few days that many progressives have become less and less comfortable with talking about economic justice. We talk generally about justice for the poor, but that is the extent of it much of the... read more »

Posted by Bill Mefford on April 30, 2012

On the Hill: Ending Mass Incarceration

United Methodists continue to lead efforts to end mass incarceration. Last week, Rep. Bobby Scott (VA-3) sponsored Banking on Bondage: Private Prisons and Mass Incarceration on Capitol Hill. The event, moderated by David Fathi, director of the ACLU's National Prison Project, featured several leading experts in the area including: ... read more »

Posted by Nathan Hollifield on February 29, 2012

Annual conferences report

Resolutions speak to current issues

The denomination’s stance on homosexuality issues continues to be a concern as this summer’s conferences considered petitions to next year’s General Conference. Other issues raised include Israel/Palestine, abortion, immigration reform, collective bargaining rights, hydraulic fracturing, racism and bullying. read more »

by the Rev. Clayton Childers and the Rev. Julie Wilson
on August 29, 2011

2011 legislative priorities

Overcoming global poverty, U.S. jobs crisis, clean air on list

Health-care, immigration reform, family planning remain on advocacy agenda. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on February 08, 2011

Labor Day

FaithLink downloadable study resource

Sept. 6 the United States observes Labor Day in, a holiday to honor the social and economic achievements of workers. read more »

August 31, 2010

Asked to preach on immigration

Desert Southwest Conference encourages pastors

Sunday before Labor Day called ‘appropriate time’ to honor all laborers; General Board of Discipleship offers worship resources. read more »

August 23, 2010

12 ethnic young adults begin internships

Work at social justice ministries in U.S. capital

Summer interns drawn from 11 conferences, all jurisdictions. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on June 08, 2009

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