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Bishop Cho’s invocation opens House of Delegates

United Methodist Day at the Virginia General Assembly

250 visit legislators to discuss human trafficking, predatory lending, Medicaid expansion. read more »

by Neill Caldwell
on February 20, 2014

Medicaid and mortality

Some political decisions can be lethal

17,000 people could die because states refuse to expand Medicaid under Affordable Care Act. read more »

by Jennifer Butler
on February 11, 2014

‘Moral Mondays’ in North Carolina

Nearly 500 arrested since April protesting legislature’s drastic cuts in programs

United Methodist bishops with Episcopal, Lutheran, Presbyterian and Roman Catholic leaders sign statement against budget cuts. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on June 14, 2013

United Methodist bishops support Medicaid expansion in Pennsylvania

Tennessee, Texas, West Ohio advocate to help most vulnerable

Pennsylvania governor, legislators urged to extend Medicaid to vulnerable citizens. read more »

by Stephen Drachler and Wayne Rhodes
on April 10, 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

Faithful alternative to ‘fiscal cliff’

Cut poverty rather than poverty-related spending

Sacrificing access to health and food security at the altar of 'deficit reduction' is profoundly unjust, letter to Obama, Congress declares. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on December 19, 2012

Take Action for Health Care Justice

The long wait is finally over! On Thursday, June 28, 2012, the Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act. Today, we rejoice on behalf of persons who need of health care and for people who have already benefitted from this important law. Simply put, everyone should have health care and the Affordable... read more »

Posted by Cynthia Johnson-Oliver on June 29, 2012

Everyone should have health care; Supreme Court upholds Affordable Care Act

Today the U.S. Supreme Court, by a 5-4 vote, upheld the 2010 health-care law, the Affordable Care Act. The majority opinion was written by Chief Justice John Roberts. Faith groups and United Methodists offer comments on the ruling: The Affordable Care Act will provide cost savings to UMC annual conferences. ... read more »

Posted by Michelle Whittaker on June 28, 2012

John 10:10 Challenge Relaunches

The General Board of Church & Society (GBCS) is re-launching the “John 10:10 Challenge.” The updated campaign will continue building a faithful movement for health-care justice by engaging United Methodists to promote, preserve and implement affordable health care for all people across all levels of government. GBCS first launched... read more »

Posted by Nathan Hollifield on March 21, 2012

Health-care consultant opening

Grassroots educator/organizer with General Board of Church & Society

Consultant will assist social-justice agency in building awareness of health-care policy issues among United Methodists, develop resources for local churches. read more »

December 02, 2011

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