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We stand united

August 2, 2017

Julliane Osias, one of the 2017 ethnic young adult interns, reflects on the her experience on Capitol Hill and the work Church and Society has led around health care justice.

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Micah Corps interns learn about faith and advocacy

August 1, 2017

In June, a dozen young people from across the connection came to Washington, D.C. for a week through the Micah Corps Internship program facilitated by the Great Plains Annual Conference.

Vigil on U.S. Capitol Lawn for Health Care

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Reflections of a United Methodist missionary

July 31, 2017

United Methodist Missionary Janet Lahr Lewis reflects on her time as a missionary in Israel and Palestine.

Janet Lahr Lewis by Separation Wall in Bethlehem

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A profile of a peace with justice coordinator

July 29, 2017

Church and Society staff recently asked Alma Manney, a peace with justice coordinator from the Florida Annual Conference, about her faith and work for peace and justice.

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United Methodists work for health care justice

July 28, 2017

Members of the U.S. Congress have worked since January to make significant changes to the American health care system. United Methodists worked hard to protect health care and call for increased access to high-quality, affordable health care.

Cynthia Abrams Leads Health care Prayer Vigil


Health care and the power of countless United Methodists

July 28, 2017

Upon the Senate's rejection of legislation rolling back health care access in the United States, the general secretary issues a statement.

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Learning from turtles: Fighting timidity and breaking through one's shell

July 27, 2017

Nura Ester Zaki, one of the 2017 ethnic young adult interns, reflects on her internship.

Interns met with Rep. Clyburn

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Church and Society promotes new Director of Grassroots Organizing

July 25, 2017

Begins search for Program Coordinator

Rebecca Cole

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Becoming a sanctuary church: An interview with the Rev. Robin Hynicka

July 25, 2017

In November, 2016, with the support of community partners, Arch Street UMC opened a space for Javier Flores Garcia to live in sanctuary at the church. Javier — a 40-year-old husband and father of three U.S. citizen children — has been living, working and raising his family in the U.S. since 1997. In November he received a deportation order even though his immigration case is pending.

Sanctuary-seeker Javier Flores Garcia and US-2 Missionary Rachel Ternes stand in front of an art project they helped create. Ternes designed and Garcia painted the background of a mural in the fellowship hall of Arch Street UMC. The title of the mural is "Living Water: Liberation and Love!" and is being completed by members and friends of the congregation.

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Budgets are moral documents

July 21, 2017

This week, the House Budget Committee advanced a proposal that would reorder the spending priorities of the United States government. This budget resolution creates a spending plan both for the coming year and for the next decade. In simplest terms, this proposal would shift trillions of dollars away from anti-poverty programs including nutrition, housing, international development assistance and health care in order to fund tax cuts and a dramatic buildup of the United States military.