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Debt relief for countries most affected by Ebola

Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone owe nearly $3 billion in foreign debt

Guinea spends more money on debt service than on public health, reports Jubilee USA. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on December 18, 2014

Books on religion and politics

'Faith in the Halls of Power,' 'Religion in the Oval Office,' 'The Locust Effect'

Oxford University Press offers analysis of evangelical power brokers, presidents, violence‚Äôs impact on poverty. read more »

December 18, 2014

Grants for aging in poverty ministries

Discipleship Ministries awards $75,000 to 31 churches

Grants address denomination core issue concerning worldwide poverty. read more »

December 05, 2014

Bread issues challenge to new Congress

Prays members will work to end hunger

Declares top priority will be scheduled reauthorization of U.S. child-nutrition programs. read more »

November 13, 2014

Social-justice agency calls for eradicating circumstances that lead to crises such as Ebola

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The United Methodist General Board of Church & Society has issued a call to the denomination to respond with faith-filled determination to prevent future recurrences of crises such as that caused by Ebola. The statement emphasizes that the underlying causes that enabled Ebola to move from... read more»

November 10, 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

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

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