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Bishop, supporters advocate for DREAMers

As usual, Bishop Peggy Johnson is receiving both impassioned agreement and vehement opposition to her advocacy for justice and mercy for undocumented immigrants. Some or those voicing the latter sentiment… Read more

UM churches answer racial violence with prayers, protests

Reminiscent of our 2017 Annual Conference theme, “Rise Up and Pray!” nearly 100 people of various faiths, races and ethnicities came together outside Lansdale UMC Sunday evening, August 20, to… Read more

Efforts begin to return Carlisle children’s remains

ALL CARLISLE GATHERING PHOTOS TAKEN BY CHARLES FOX / PHILLY.COM PHOTOGRAPHER At the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, Pa., hidden behind the tall chain-link fences draped with black cloth and… Read more

Bishops, pastors respond to recent racial turmoil

Several Eastern PA Conference leaders are participating this week in peaceful local rallies to respond to the racial turmoil and violence that erupted in Charlottesville, Va., last weekend when white… Read more

Advocate NOW for Affordable, Quality Health Care

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, Right now, the U.S. Senate is debating proposed changes to our nation’s health care system that should alarm all of us and incite our… Read more

Bishops join protest of proposed Medicaid cuts

Bishop Peggy Johnson and Bishop Violet Fisher (retired) offered prayers during a protest rally to protect Medicaid on Tuesday evening, July 18, in front of the Springfield office of U.S…. Read more

UM advocate urges help for trafficking victims

The Rev. Dai Morgan, legislative advocate for our three Pennsylvania annual conferences, reports monthly on his activities and key state and federal political issues and actions…  Read more

UM legislative advocate reports on 2017 state issues

More state budget cuts that will hurt the poor, climate change and hydraulic fracking that undeniably hurt the environment, expansion of gambling…  Read more

The Rev. Jeffrey Tatgenhorst (2nd from right) leads a group of UMs in selecting issues to focus on for POWER Metro's advocacy efforts.

Phila. interfaith coalition to launch suburban wing

The Philadelphia interfaith social justice coalition POWER (Philadelphians Organized to Witness, Empower & Rebuild) will inaugurate a suburban wing known as POWER Metro this Sunday, Feb. 21. The “founding convention”… Read more

2015 PA Budget Impasse

UMC advocate explains impact of PA budget impasse

The Rev. Dai Morgan, who coordinates state legislative advocacy for the three United Methodist annual conferences in Pennsylvania, including the Eastern PA Conference, offers a troubling assessment of the impact… Read more