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Reflection: A commitment to migrants

August 5, 2019

Ana Maria Rodriguez-Alfonso joins us as a general summer intern from the Boston University School of Theology with experience in public and constitutional law, human rights, disarmament, demobilization and reintegration, and public services. In this piece, she reflects on what drove her to serve with Church and Society.

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Church and Society at UN's High-level Political Forum: “Education to End Inequality and Promote Peace”

August 1, 2019

Church and Society recently co-sponsored a high-level program on the United Nations' goal of quality education for all. The goal is one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals currently being pursued by the UN.

Church and Society hosts an expert panel, “Education to End Inequality and Promote Peace,"to discuss the UN's goal of attaining quality education for all.

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Taking action to end child detention

July 31, 2019

Jessica Frazier-Emerson is serving as a General Summer Intern with Church and Society. Here she reflects on a series of advocacy events she attended during her time with us this summer.

Church and Society Summer Intern Jessica Frazier-Emerson participates in a protest to end child detention on the lawn of the Capitol.

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EYA Experiences: Michael Hsu

July 30, 2019

Michael Hsu is interning at Democracy Initiative as part of Church and Society’s Ethnic Young Adult internship program. He reflects on a week spent in Washington D.C. earlier this summer.

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United Methodists deliver messages to Congress

July 29, 2019

United Methodists from 14 states sent Church and Society letters and drawing to hand deliver to members of the U.S. Congress. United Methodists from the Washington, D.C., area hand delivered those notes Thursday.

A letter folded in the shape of a heart sits on a table. The letter reads, "From, Noah Robinson, 13 years old. Ohio."

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Church and Society Ethnic Local Church Grant Supports Middle East Migrants

July 25, 2019

This is an interview with Rev. Dr. Zaki Labib Zaki, founder and president of the Middle Eastern United Methodist Caucus. The caucus received an Ethnic Local Church grant to support their work with migrants, especially focusing on survivors of trauma.

Reverend Doctor Zaki Labib Zaki leads a prayer for a group of refugees during a mission trip in Athens, Greece with the Middle Eastern United Methodist Caucus.

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Church and Society Awards Grants for 2019

Church and Society oversees the distribution of three different grants available to United Methodist congregations and organizations. Here are the project titles, descriptions, and Annual Conferences of the 2019 Ethnic Local Church, Human Relations Day, and Peace with Justice Grantees:

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EYA Experiences: Tomomi Shiotani

July 22, 2019

Tomomi Shiotani is interning at Church World Service as part of Church and Society’s Ethnic Young Adult internship program. She reflects on her second week in Washington D.C from earlier this summer.

Protesters gather in front of the United Methodist Building in Washington D.C. to call for the closure of a family detention center in Homestead, Florida.

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CamCam shares about her time as a Church and Society Fellow and encourages you to apply!

July 22, 2019

Now is the time to apply to be a fellow with Church and Society for fall 2019. An alumnus, Camille Bianca S. Manangan, tells you why you should.

Church and Society fellows hold signs calling for peace ahead of a demonstration.

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Making Poverty a Priority

July 19, 2019

Nearly 15 years ago, the Church of Scotland launched Priority Areas as as a branch of its Ministries Council in an effort to renew its commitment to impoverished communities. Through its revamped strategy and formation of multiple partnerships, the church has provided an example to faith communities on how to approach the fight against poverty.