December 2014

Ebola crisis challenges human rights

Health is a human right As the world celebrates the 66th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights Dec. 10, a focus on health as a human right, given the complex challenges that the Ebola crisis has brought to our attention is appropriate and timely. The right to health profoundly... read more»

Posted by the Rev. Liberato Bautista,Jillian Abballe, Jefferson Knight, the Rev. Ande Emmanuel and Davidson Amos Dulums on December 09, 2014

Needle Exchanges: A Bridge to Treatment

The United Methodist General Board of Church and Society hosted a special World AIDS Day event on December 1, 2014. The event featured Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton and panelists Ron Daniels (START at Westminster), Rev. Joan Carter-Rimbach (First UMC - Hyattsville), and Jasmine Tyler (Open Society Foundations) to discuss the vital role... read more»

Posted by Michelle Whittaker on December 08, 2014

No Sanctions, Support Diplomacy

International negotiators have agreed to continue working to reach a peaceful resolution to the Iranian nuclear negotiations. While the talks continue, Iran's nuclear program will remain frozen. The U.S. and our international partners have agreed to no additional sanctions. Call your members of Congress and tell them to... read more»

Posted by Mark Harrison on December 08, 2014

The Church must be an example of social change

Rev. Dr. Susan Henry-Crowe In light of recent decisions by grand juries in Missouri and New York, as well as the growing concern regarding ongoing police violence in some communities, the General Board of Church and Society has issued the following statement: Christians are called to witness to the reconciling... read more»

Posted by Rev. Dr. Susan Henry-Crowe on December 05, 2014

Support Immigrant Families: Expand Deferred Action

Support Immigrant Families: Expand Deferred Action

We need YOU to call your member of Congress NOW! Tell Congress that you support President Obama using his authority to expand deferred action to immigrant families! Call 1-888-427-0530; use our sample script: Tell Congress: "My name is _______ and I'm from (City, State, Congregation, Community). As... read more»

Posted by Emma Escobar on December 02, 2014