Civil and Human Rights

Advent all about waiting

Advent is all about waiting and anticipation. As Christians, we are waiting for our Messiah to be born. We sing, “Come Thou Long Expected Jesus” each Sunday, as we anxiously await Jesus Christ ushering in the Kingdom of God. Come every Dec. 25 we know our Savior will come.... read more»

Posted by Elizabeth Murray on December 20, 2013

2013 an amazing year, but 2014 may be better!

Grab some eggnog or hot chocolate, nestle in your favorite chair and let's look back at 2013 ... Wow, what a year! United Methodist engagement in justice ministries has reached sky-high levels. You guys are awesome! Here are a few things we accomplished this year: Over 300 Family Unity Prayer Vigils in... read more»

Posted by Bill Mefford on December 16, 2013

Halloween’s Dark Secret

This Halloween Americans will spend an estimated 1.2 billion dollars on everyone's favorite treat, chocolate. Yet behind America's sweet tooth lurks a darker, bitter truth: In West Africa, where more than 75% of the world's supply of cocoa comes, the industry routinely relies on child and slave labor to... read more»

Posted by Vince Isner on October 10, 2013

Recognize the Economic Contributions of Immigrants

Dream Big Elier Lara  Elier Lara’s parents came to the United States in 1994, when he was four.  Elier is a computer whiz. In high school, he won awards for outstanding achievement in science and information technology. He graduated in the top 5% of his high school class... read more»

Posted by Bill Mefford on October 09, 2013

Stand with Border Communities

Risk Oscar Vazquez Oscar Vazquez was brought to Phoenix, Arizona, by his parents when he was a child.  He spent his high school years in Junior R.O.T.C. He dreamed of enlisting in the military. However, at the end of his junior year, a recruiting officer told... read more»

Posted by Bill Mefford on October 04, 2013

Protect Workers’ Rights

Second Chances   Minchul Suk  Minchul Suk came to the U.S. from South Korea with his parents in 1991, when he was 9. Minchul graduated from high school with a 4.2 GPA. He graduated from UCLA with a degree in Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics. With the support of the Korean-American... read more»

Posted by Bill Mefford on September 27, 2013

Support Immigrant Survivors of Violence

Prayer Keeper of heaven and earth, guardian of our coming and going forth, of our times of tender reflection, and our moments of turmoil, our life is fragile. We violate each other in personal relationships, as nations, as inept keepers of life's beauty. Sharpen our sensitivities. Stir in us... read more»

Posted by Bill Mefford on September 20, 2013

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