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Court case threatens Affordable Care Act

Conference call Friday, Feb. 20, to discuss ramifications

‘King v. Burwell’ centers on challenge to tax credit to eligible consumers enrolling in health insurance. read more »

by the Rev. Cynthia Abrams
on February 16, 2015

‘Fast for Fairness’

A moral call to ‘Insure Tennessee’

Ash Wednesday action at state legislature will include fasting, student sit-in to expand health coverage. read more »

February 16, 2015

Ebola — A call for faith

A reflection on God doing the impossible

Modern-day miracles prove God still provides divine intervention when people are powerless to enable change. read more »

by Rose Farhat
on February 02, 2015

Support ‘Insure Tennessee’

A pastoral letter to United Methodists in Tennessee

Bishop urges United Methodists advocate for governor’s initiative that would provide health coverage to 200,000 more Tennesseans. read more »

by Bishop Bill McAlilly and Bishop Mary Taylor
on February 02, 2015

General Board of Church & Society announces staff realignments

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Rev. Dr. Susan Henry-Crowe, general secretary of the United Methodist General Board of Church & Society (GBCS), announces that John Hill, director of Economic & Environmental Justice, is promoted to Assistant General Secretary with responsibility for Advocacy & Grassroots Organizing. Two other advocacy directors are... read more»

January 15, 2015

Faith Weekends of Action for health care

Burwell meets with faith leaders at United Methodist Building

HHS Secretary asks faith groups to host enrollment activities, spread word about Affordable Care Act. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on January 09, 2015

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

Ebola crisis challenge to human rights

Health is human right

Anniversary of Universal Declaration of Human Rights opportune time to acknowledge how health profoundly touches on civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights. read more »

by the Rev. Liberato Bautista and Jillian Abballe with Jefferson Knight, the Rev. Ande Emmanuel and Davidson Amos Dulums
on December 12, 2014

Ebola crisis challenges human rights

Health is a human right As the world celebrates the 66th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights Dec. 10, a focus on health as a human right, given the complex challenges that the Ebola crisis has brought to our attention is appropriate and timely. The right to health profoundly... read more »

Posted by the Rev. Liberato Bautista,Jillian Abballe, Jefferson Knight, the Rev. Ande Emmanuel and Davidson Amos Dulums on December 09, 2014

United Methodist bishops issue Ebola letter

Council urges compassion, not stigmatization in crisis

General Boards of Global Ministries, Church & Society also sign letter. read more »

November 13, 2014

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