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New U.S. hunger figures released

Millions of Americans continue to struggle

Annual report from USDA ‘Household Food Security in the United States’ says 14% of households food insecure. read more »

October 02, 2014

The young of the world

Pray for rescue of children from so many horrors

United Methodist Social Principles say children must be protected from economic physical, emotional and sexual exploitation and abuse. read more »

by Susan Henry-Crowe, General Secretary, General Board of Church & Society
on July 11, 2014

Welcome, Holy Child

Were Jesus, Mary and Joseph alone in the stable?

As we prepare to welcome Jesus, let us also welcome others: the travelers, the strangers and the homeless. read more »

by Jerry Wrenn
on December 19, 2013

We should formally measure our Social Principles

Measuring our progress on our denomination’s 72 aspirational Social Principles is powerful, effective management. But are we doing that? The United Methodist Building is on Capitol Hill next to the U.S. Supreme Court and across the street from the Capitol. How many people know that the Americans with... read more »

Posted by David Weaver on December 15, 2013

‘A tax on people of faith’

Religious leaders warn against food stamp cuts

If Congress drastically cuts federal program, religious institutions will not be able to fill gap for hungry families, say Southeastern faith leaders. read more »

by Linda Bloom
on November 04, 2013

‘Faithful Filibuster’

Religious leaders address government shutdown

Stand across from Capitol to read 2,000 verses of scripture charging humanity to care for hungry and poor. read more »

October 13, 2013

Sisters map hunger solutions

Give 3 years to visit 93 programs in 50 states and D.C.

Wanted to see for themselves how people are responding to hunger in America. read more »

by Linda Bloom
on July 11, 2013

House farm bill fails

SNAP, food aid remain intact for now

Bill fails, 195-234; Beckmann says vote shows Congress listens when people speak with one voice. read more »

June 21, 2013

East Belfast Mission leader to speak at UMC dinner

April 4 during 11th Ecumenical Advocacy Days

Will also give luncheon presentation at United Methodist Building April 9. read more »

March 12, 2013

End brinksmanship

Christian leaders letter to Obama, Congress

Circle of Protection asks both Democrats and Republicans to replace poverty with opportunity. read more »

February 28, 2013

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