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‘Labor in the Pulpit’

Interfaith Worker Justice offers resources

Invite workers, union leaders, worker advocates to speak during worship Labor Day weekend. read more »

July 22, 2014

U.S. Supreme Court rules on Hobby Lobby

Contraception mandate violates some employers’ religious freedom

5-4 decision limits coverage of birth control without patients’ cost sharing as mandated in Affordable Care Act. read more »

by Heather Hahn
on July 03, 2014

My experience engaging in boycott action with Jewish Voice for Peace

I arrived a few weeks ago in Washington, D.C., as one of many social-justice interns working at the General Board of Church & Society (GBCS) this summer. During the few weeks that I’ve been here, I’ve focused on the work of GBCS with concern to... read more »

Posted by Emilia Truluck on June 23, 2014

Interfaith Worker Justice Conference June 22-24

Fast-food workers raise bar on wage campaign

Seminary Consortium for Urban Pastoral Education partners to make event biggest U.S. gathering of faith leaders, worker advocates. read more »

by Kim Bobo
on May 22, 2014

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

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