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Children’s books as presents

Don’t buy just any book

Important for every child to see themselves in the books they read, to identify with the characters. read more »

by Tura Gillespie
on November 21, 2014

‘I’m not for sale!’

Human trafficking is modern-day slavery

Baltimore Samaritan Women’s House promotes healing, hope in Christian setting that draws on cutting-edge clinical methodology in complex trauma recovery. read more »

by Melissa Lauber
on November 13, 2014

Social-justice agency awards Ethnic Local Church grants

CHEVY CHASE, MD. — The Board of Directors of the United Methodist General Board of Church & Society (GBCS) awarded two Ethnic Local Church Grants at its fall meeting here last month. The board members also engaged each other in extensive dialogue around indigenous peoples, especially on the denomination&rsquo... read more»

October 03, 2014

‘Don’t trade kids’ lives’

Faith leaders send letter to Obama

1-sentence letter urges president not to compromise children’s lives in any ‘immigration action.' read more »

September 12, 2014

Turning abstract into reality

United Methodists visit border detention facility in Texas

Strategies discussed on how to respond in ministry to crisis created by unaccompanied children. read more »

by Sam Hodges
on September 02, 2014

‘United Methodist Church made me who I am’

Grandparents, parents modeled commitment to God and common good

God's call from earliest visits to grandparents’ homes to today has been to increase consciousness about lessening injustices. read more »

by Susan Burton, Director of Women’s & Children’s Advocacy, General Board of Church & Society
on September 02, 2014

A 3-year-old boy

Reflections on visit to U.S. Border Patrol’s Temporary Housing Facility

Facility has prison feel, with lights on 24 hours a day and fenced pens for the children. read more »

by Rob Rutland-Brown
on September 02, 2014

Why Honduran children risk journey

Poverty, family separation, violence spur dangerous migration

Poor migrants are greatest wealth of Honduras because U.S. needs cheap labor. read more »

by the Rev. Juan Guerrero
on August 15, 2014

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

Address border humanitarian crisis

Over 40 organizations call on Congress to act

Groups urge emergency aid, attention to underlying causes of violence. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on July 30, 2014

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