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Free and Fair Elections for All

June 10, 2020

The Wesleyan tradition has a long tradition of fighting for voting rights.

Church and Society staff observe 1994 El Salvador elections

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Statement on St. John's Church Photo-op

June 3, 2020

The Bible is not a prop on a political stage

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Church and Society Executive Committee Meets to Address Racial Justice and COVID-19 Pandemic

June 1, 2020

Calls for racial justice witness at 2021 General Conference; Makes $10,000 gift to the World Health Organization COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund; Launches Special COVID-19 grant application

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Church and Society Introduces Special Grant Application

June 1, 2020

Apply by June 26 for grants up to $10,000.

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month—The Church Should Lead the Way

May 28, 2020

Jesus did not tell us to pray for the sick. Jesus tells us to heal the sick. Changing our mental health care systems is how we participate in healing the sick.

Artwork by Emmanuel Garibay

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Lamentation in a Pandemic

May 26, 2020

From the Desk of Susan Henry-Crowe

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Saving Mothers' Lives: A Call to Do No Harm

May 14, 2020

Although I am not yet a parent, I understand parenthood to be a sacred undertaking, a covenant relationship that parents enter into. Parents must nurture and care for their children, raising them to love God, love themselves, and love their neighbor.

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Saving Mothers' Lives: A Call to Stay Together

May 13, 2020

Whether it is separation through forced zero tolerance immigration policies, incarcerated mothers who give birth in the prison system, or relinquishment through adoption or to relatives, there will be deep psychological scars and trauma mothers and their children will have to endure.

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Saving Mothers’ Lives: Justice for Incarcerated Moms

May 12, 2020

All mothers should be able to mother with dignity and grace regardless of whether the child is born in a manger or a prison medical ward.

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Saving Mothers' Lives: A Call to Action

May 11, 2020

Laura Kigweba James, Organizing Program Coordinator, talks with OB-GYN and United Methodist Dr. Kathy Hartke on how COVID-19 impacts maternal health, and how people of faith can take action to save mother’s lives.