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2014 legislative priorities

Social justice agency announces congressional advocacy agenda

Rooted in United Methodist Social Principles, priorities include items in recent headlines, some holdovers from 2013. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on April 08, 2014

Stop the deportations

Tell President Obama to change policies

Immigration laws need to be reformed, but president can act now to stop tearing families apart. read more »

by Bill Mefford
on February 20, 2014

Out of jail, but concerns over deportations remain

32 arrested at pray-in at the White House

People of faith pray for end as Obama administration closes in on 2 million deportations. read more »

by Kathy Gilbert
on February 20, 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

Faith leaders to risk arrest at White House

Will pray on President’s Day for halt to deportations

United Methodist bishops among those issuing call to reverse immigration policies before reaching 2 million deportations. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on February 11, 2014

Henry-Crowe to be installed as General Secretary Feb. 27

Chevy Chase (Md.) UMC to host installation worship service

GBCS Board of Directors’ meeting Feb. 26-March 1 at National 4H Youth Conference Center. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on February 11, 2014

Gotsch to direct advocacy for coalition

Faith in Action Criminal Justice Reform Working Group

Focus on sentencing reform, legislation to address injustice of mass incarceration. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on February 11, 2014

Henry-Crowe to be installed as General Secretary Feb. 27

CHEVY CHASE, Md. — The Rev. Dr. Susan Henry-Crowe will formally be installed as General Secretary of the United Methodist General Board of Church & Society (GBCS) during a worship service Thursday, Feb. 27. The installation service will take place at 7 p.m. at Chevy Chase United Methodist Church here. The... read more»

February 06, 2014

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