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Institutional racism condemned

U.S. justice needs to be restorative, rather than retributive

Social-justice agency speaks out on inequities inherent in atmosphere surrounding Ferguson police shooting of teenager. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on November 21, 2014

Put ‘legs to our prayers’

In anticipation of Ferguson decision

Bishop urges United Methodists to be grounded in our Wesleyan roots for prayer (personal holiness) and action (social holiness). read more »

by Bishop Sally Dyck
on November 21, 2014

A call to action

‘Stand your ground laws’ cause irresponsibility

African Methodist Episcopal Church bishop deplores impact regarding shooting of black males. read more »

by Bishop Reginald Jackson
on March 05, 2014

Repeal stand-your-ground laws

Lawyers’ Committee submits testimony to Senate Judiciary Committee

Laws have disproportionately negative effects on people of color, statement declares. read more »

November 04, 2013

U.S. Attorney General targets mass incarceration

Social-justice agency praises Holder’s vow to address racial disparities

U.S. system's ineffectiveness, unsustainability, tremendous cost cited as reasons to change. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on August 19, 2013

Social-justice agency praises Attorney General criticism of mass incarceration

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The General Board of Church & Society (GBCS) of The United Methodist Church applauds U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder’s promise at the annual meeting this week of the American Bar Assn. in San Francisco to address racial disparities in the federal justice system. ... read more»

August 13, 2013

Bipartisan gun-violence bill has chance

Urge your member of Congress to join 184 co-sponsors

Join letter-drop effort during August to build momentum for crucial background-check legislation. read more »

by Bill Mefford
on August 05, 2013

‘Addressing Violence in Our Culture’

Community dialogue at St. Stephen’s UMC, Burke, Va., April 18

Topics to be addressed include theology, policy, school safety, mental-health issues, law enforcement. read more »

April 10, 2013

Reform immigrant detention system

Congress urged to legislate changes

Human Rights First sends statement to Capitol Hill asking U.S. to use best practices. read more »

March 21, 2013

2013 legislative priorities

Immigration reform, reducing gun violence, ‘moral federal budget,’ combating human trafficking targeted

Priorities support Christian social concerns and represent areas to which the faith community can bring a unique voice to the legislative process. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on February 19, 2013

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