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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.

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Church and Society applauds efforts for peace

July 18, 2019

Advocacy for peace is central to our work as followers of Christ. It’s also core to our ministry at Church and Society.

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In the Executioner’s Shadow reveals a personal look at the consequences of capital punishment

July 17, 2019

The General Board of Church and Society recently hosted two screenings of “In The Executioner’s Shadow”, a documentary offering personal stories behind the impacts of the death penalty. Co-producer Richard Stack reflects on the film and the screenings.

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EYA Experiences: Jaylon Tasby

July 16, 2019

Jaylon Tasby is interning at the NAACP Washington Bureau as part of Church and Society’s Ethnic Young Adult internship program. He reflects on his first week in Washington, D.C. from earlier this summer.

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Welcome our summer intern Jessica Frazier-Emerson

July 11, 2019

Jessica Frazier-Emerson is serving with us as a General Summer Intern from Hendrix College. We asked her a few questions at the start of her internship to share more about her background.

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A Call to Action in Response to the Plight of Migrants

July 9, 2019

General Secretary Susan Henry-Crowe joined Bishop Minerva Carcaño, chair of the United Methodist Immigration Task Force, Thomas Kemper, general secretary of the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), and Harriet Olson, general secretary of United Methodist Women in this call to action in response to the plight of migrants. 

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What you can do right now to end child detention

June 26, 2019

Tell Congress and President Trump: End child detention and family separation.

Two hand drawn letters to members of Congress. The first is a a child's hand drawn stick figure family with the words, "Keep families together! Abraham Carr." 

The second is more complex, with a colorful rainbow circle with handwritten text on the inside. The text reads, "Thomas Merton said, 'We are already one, but we fear we are not.' I believe separating migrant families is motivated by fear. I would rather explore our oneness and live into it. Respectfully, [illegible signature], Norman, Oklahoma."

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The Summer of 1969

June 26, 2019

It is hard to describe the conditions of migrant workers and their families who worked in the fields picking tomatoes the summer of 1969.