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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

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

The lottery

FaithLink downloadable study resource ‘connecting faith with life’

As officially sanctioned lotteries offer ever larger payouts, we should consider how Christian faith shapes our attitudes toward games of chance. read more »

January 15, 2014

First Responder Conference Sept. 13

Substance abuse, gambling addiction in faith communities will be addressed

Indianapolis workshop will assist in preparing resources that enable responding to needs of people with or at risk for alcohol, drug or gambling problems. read more »

June 06, 2013

Casting a future vision

Addictions prevention advocacy training gathers attendees from across the U.S.

Training spurred by need to equip pastors and congregations to help those bound by chains of addiction. read more »

by Dotti Groover-Skipper
on November 02, 2012

Gambling

The Church's role in countering the expansion of gambling has been likened to David fighting Goliath. The overwhelming influence of gambling monies allows this industry access to all levels of government and extends even to elected public officials who benefit from contributions to their campaigns. For the love of... Read More

Curbing the Addiction Epidemic

The alcohol, tobacco, and gambling industries are spending hundreds of millions of dollars on lobbying efforts to loosen regulations and market to young people. We can curb the addiction epidemic! And it begins by addressing the serious concern of addiction with our young people. This is why I am pleased... read more »

Posted by Cynthia Abrams on March 15, 2012