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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

Christian, Jewish leaders resume dialogue

Discuss strategies to strengthen relationships despite disagreements

First meeting since 2012 letter asked Congress to investigate Israel’s use of U.S. military aid. read more »

April 08, 2014

‘Killer robots’

Nations agree to work on how to address fully autonomous weapons

Process could lead to ‘preemptive ban’ to ensure human control in targeting decisions. read more »

April 08, 2014

Board urges boycott, calls for human rights for all, installs new chief executive

Social-justice agency directors approve $150,000 in grants to United Methodist ministries

Process to review global relevance of denomination’s Social Principles approved subject to necessary funding. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on March 14, 2014

Boycott SodaStream

Product produced illegally in occupied Palestinian Territories

Social-justice agency Board of Directors overwhelmingly approves action. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on March 14, 2014

Ash Wednesday arrests at ‘witness for peace’

5 arrested in protest of drones at Beale Air Force Base

Demonstrators sprinkle ashes during trespass onto home of Global Hawk Drone. read more »

March 14, 2014

‘Only realistic resolution’

2-state Israel-Palestine agreement essential to peace

Faith leaders send letter to Secretary of State Kerry encouraging negotiated settlement of conflict. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on March 14, 2014

EAD Lobby Day ‘ask’ of Congress

12th national gathering March 21-24: ‘Jesus Weeps’

Christian advocates will focus on gun violence, out-sized military spending. read more »

March 14, 2014

Prayer for the peoples of Ukraine

A prayer to the Lord for justice and peace

Prayer hopes all who govern will create space for thoughtful, non-violent ways forward. read more »

by Susan Henry-Crowe, General Secretary, General Board of Church & Society
on March 05, 2014

Prayers requested for Ukraine

100 people killed, 1,000s injured

Violent clashes between anti-government protesters, riot police, disrupting daily life. read more »

by the Rev. John Calhoun
on February 20, 2014

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