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Faith Leaders Urge Congress: Avoid this budget crisis.

In a letter to Congress, 33 national faith leaders urged an end to the federal budget crisis.  Bishop Peter D. Weaver, Executive Secretary of the United Methodist Council of Bishops, was a signatory to the letter which states, "We find it morally irresponsible to blockade the process by which we... read more »

Posted by Vince Isner on September 30, 2013

Word from Winkler — What a week!

The United Methodist Building bustled this week with people hoping to reform unjust laws; domestic violence, Northern Ireland got time, too. read more »

by Jim Winkler, General Secretary, General Board of Church and Society
on April 10, 2013

End brinksmanship

Christian leaders letter to Obama, Congress

Circle of Protection asks both Democrats and Republicans to replace poverty with opportunity. read more »

February 28, 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

Faithful alternative to ‘fiscal cliff’

Cut poverty rather than poverty-related spending

Sacrificing access to health and food security at the altar of 'deficit reduction' is profoundly unjust, letter to Obama, Congress declares. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on December 19, 2012

A Faithful Alternative to the ‘Fiscal Cliff’

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Bishop Robert Hoshibata, president of the United Methodist General Board of Church & Society, and Jim Winkler, general secretary, wrote a letter on Dec. 18 to President Obama and members of Congress urging that their negotiations on the so-called "fiscal cliff" include a vision for a moral... read more»

December 18, 2012

The Fiscal Cliff

FaithLink downloadable study resource connects faith with life

Study guide explains U.S. financial crisis issues, such as ‘sequestration,” addresses how Christian faith can guide reflection on uncertain future. read more »

December 06, 2012

Faith and Facts Cards

Two-sided study card with Biblical references, United Methodist Social Principles and resolutions, facts regarding the issue, and steps you and your church can take to make a difference. Vist our store to order cards.

Budgets and Taxes

How we spend our money - as individuals, congregations, and communities - is a reflection on who and what we value. Likewise, the federal budget is a statement of our nation's shared priorities - how we use the abundance God has given us to live into a vision of... Read More

Incarnation’s staggering implications

A reflection on why Christians should be particularly aware of poverty and justice issues at Christmastime.

A church indifferent to worldly struggles and to the plight of the poor is following its own agenda, not God’s, declares head of National Council of Churches. read more »

by the Rev. Dr. Michael Kinnamon
on December 19, 2011

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