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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

Bishop Dyck arrested in Chicago

Protests deportations by Obama administration

10 United Methodists among 40 persons arrested for blocking ICE offices. read more »

by Kathy Gilbert
on April 08, 2014

Prayer vigil at Conroe, Texas, prison

United Methodist pastor concerned for detainees on hunger strike

Strikers demand better food, end to overcrowding, just treatment in privately run prison. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on April 08, 2014

A ‘morally reprehensible’ policy

Northern Illinois bishop urges Obama to end mass deportations

Bishop Dyck tells president his policy has created undue hardship on immigrant families and many congregations helping families torn apart. read more »

April 08, 2014

For those in search of home

A Lenten prayer

In this season, we particularly remember those deported, separating them from families, and those whose lives are threatened. read more »

by Susan Henry-Crowe, General Secretary, General Board of Church & Society
on March 26, 2014

Let’s stand with Bishop Dyck

Make plans for April 4-6 weekend: End deportations

United Methodist leaders are leading, now it's time for us to do our part, declares director of Civil & Human Rights at social-justice agency. read more »

by Bill Mefford
on March 26, 2014

Northern Illinois bishop to join protest

March 27 rally objects to Obama deportation policies

Administration under increasing pressure from United Methodists over pace of deportations, lack of immigration reform. read more »

by Sam Hodges
on March 26, 2014

What happened and why during our arrest

A reflection on ‘that serendipitous thing’ God does

Have you noticed that when the Body of Christ engages in acts of faithfulness, God somehow transcends our actions and creates an effect that goes far beyond our intentions? read more »

by C. Sol Cotto
on March 26, 2014

Challenge to a heinous policy

A call to prayer, action for immigration reform

Public hearing urges Philadelphia Police Dept. to end cooperation in helping federal immigration authorities. read more »

by Bishop Peggy Johnson
on March 26, 2014

Call to stop deportations

April 4-6 pray for families to stay together

Urge President Obama to push for immigration reform, stop tearing families apart. read more »

by Bill Mefford
on March 14, 2014

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