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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

In pursuit of ‘living wage’

Labor, community advocates, faith communities lead adoption of $15 minimum SeaTac wage

United Methodist pastor sees idea of living wage rather than minimum wage making difference for most vulnerable. read more »

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

Board urges boycott, calls for human rights for all, installs new chief executive

Social-justice agency directors approve $150,000 in grants to United Methodist ministries

Process to review global relevance of denomination’s Social Principles approved subject to necessary funding. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on March 14, 2014

Bishop Cho’s invocation opens House of Delegates

United Methodist Day at the Virginia General Assembly

250 visit legislators to discuss human trafficking, predatory lending, Medicaid expansion. read more »

by Neill Caldwell
on February 20, 2014

Don’t trap people in poverty

Demand all workers be paid living wage

President Obama signs Executive Order raising wages for federally contracted workers. read more »

by The Rev. Michael Livingston
on February 20, 2014

Walmart joins ‘Fair Food Program’

Promises to support Coalition of Immokalee Workers’ social responsibility effort

World’s largest retailer vows to help expand program beyond Florida into new crops. read more »

January 27, 2014

A seeming deluge of problems

Methodist Former Chief Justice challenges University Church in Philippines

Puno says no lack of people exists, challenge is to call and inspire them to serve others. read more »

by Gladys Mangiduyos
on January 27, 2014

Rising wealth inequality

Does it affect fate of global Methodism?

Plenty of religious reasons exist to be leery of wealth inequality. read more »

by David Scott
on January 27, 2014

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

United Methodist Church urges observance

Since 1992, the denomination has adopted and readopted resolutions encouraging celebration of civil rights leader’s work. read more »

January 15, 2014

New Social Principles bulletin inserts

'Information Technology,' 'Media Violence,' 'Sexual Orientation,' 'Tobacco' added

Free resource downloadable from General Board of Church & Society website offers 36 Social Principles. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on January 15, 2014

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