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

No mere bug zap in malaria fight

UMC vows to complete $28 million pledge

United Methodist Church first faith-based group to work in partnership with Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis & Malaria. read more »

by Heather Hahn
on December 09, 2013

Faith groups decry Dominican court ruling

UMW, GBCS condemn decision stripping citizenship from 4 persons with Haitian descent

High court ruling would leave as many as 200,000 descendants without a country, forcing deportation to Haiti, a country many have never known. read more »

November 27, 2013

Halloween’s dark secret

Chocolate industry has side much scarier than children will see while Trick or Treating

Buying fair-trade chocolate combats child labor, human trafficking in West Africa. read more »

by Vince Isner
on October 13, 2013

Halloween’s Dark Secret

This Halloween Americans will spend an estimated 1.2 billion dollars on everyone's favorite treat, chocolate. Yet behind America's sweet tooth lurks a darker, bitter truth: In West Africa, where more than 75% of the world's supply of cocoa comes, the industry routinely relies on child and slave labor to... read more »

Posted by Vince Isner on October 10, 2013

Brinksmanship denounced

Faith leaders warn of ‘real damage’

As budget, debt-ceiling deadlines loom, send letter questioning threat to common good. read more »

October 04, 2013

U.S. shutdown threatens poor

Many poor, middle-income people will be cut off from assistance, faith leaders say

U.S. government will not be able to make new contributions to agencies that deliver food aid and other services around the world. read more »

by Linda Bloom
on October 04, 2013

Justice agency board approves $100,000 for Imagine No Malaria

CHEVY CHASE, Md. — The governing body of the United Methodist General Board of Church & Society (GBCS) voted unanimously at its fall meeting to contribute $100,000 to the denomination’s Imagine No Malaria (INM) campaign. Bishop Robert Hoshibata, president of... read more»

September 30, 2013

Granger praised for global-health support

United Methodist bishops thank Texas congresswoman for efforts

Meeting illness face-to-face can develop a heart for those who suffer. read more »

by the Rev. Clayton Childers
on September 19, 2013

Bipartisan ‘Global Food Security Act’

Strengthens U.S. commitment in fight against hunger, poverty

33 humanitarian, development groups endorse bill to help small-scale farmers, women, and children in poorest countries. read more »

August 26, 2013

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