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Civil and Human Rights

Call on President Obama to Stop Deportations!

Today, in a massive act of civil disobedience at the White House, faith leaders and immigrant rights activists, including Rev. Linda Jaramillo, UCC Executive Minister for Justice and Witness Ministries, will risk arrest to demand that President Barack Obama end his inhumane immigration enforcement policies. In February, 30 faith leaders were... read more»

Posted by General Board of Church and Society on July 31, 2014

Listening to the ‘Blues Brothers’

The walls of the Chillicothe (Ohio) Correctional Institution are imposing to say the least. Lined with barbed wire and bookended by guard towers, clearly these walls are meant to separate, punish and silence the men inside. In the United States today, more than 2.5 million adults are imprisoned behind walls like... read more»

Posted by Leigh Finnegan on July 21, 2014

Vulnerability: A God who sees

The General Board of Church & Society teamed with the Horizon Prison Initiative to create a three-day prison immersion program at Chillicothe (Ohio) Correctional Institution that involved persons in prison ministry interacting with prisoners. Last week clergy and laity from across the country gathered in Chillicothe, Ohio, for a three-day... read more»

Posted by Leigh Finnegan on July 14, 2014

Call Attorney General Holder and Tell Him No More Solitary Confinement!

We have supermax prisons that are not filled. Why are we building more? Sure beats the heck out of me! Unbelievably, the federal government is planning to expand its supermax prison beds at a time when there is no need for more beds, and when the nation is waking up... read more»

Posted by Bill Mefford on June 25, 2014

A Call for House Leadership: Pass Just & Humane Immigration Reform

TODAY, we need YOU to call Rep. Eric Cantor and Speaker John Boehner and urge them to provide solutions to our broken immigration system now! Call 1-888-427-0530 and use our sample script: Hi, my name is _________ and as a United Methodist, I am outraged that the House has... read more»

Posted by Bill Mefford on June 12, 2014

“My Afternoon at the White House”

“Si, se puede! Si, se puede!” The voices of Spanish speakers mingled with the struggling accents of the primarily English speakers who stood in solidarity with them in front of the White House on Monday morning. The prayerful supporters called out the words as they faced, across police... read more»

Posted by Hannah Bonner on February 19, 2014

TAKE ACTION: 1100 Calls to President Obama - End Deportations

Bishops Julius Trimble and Minerva Carcano praying outside the White House on President's Day. (Photo credit: Marti Mefford)  The United Methodist Church affirms the worth, dignity, and inherent value and rights of all persons regardless of their nationality or legal status. The Obama Administration is nearing two million... read more»

Posted by Bill Mefford on February 18, 2014

Principled Leadership on President’s Day

Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño being arrested on February 17, 2014 in immigration and deportation protest. On President's Day we are meant to celebrate Presidential leadership in a country with an historic commitment to justice. Yet on this President's Day, millions of families have been left to carry the... read more»

Posted by Michelle Whittaker on February 17, 2014

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