In major court cases the Southwest Conference has been actively opposing the President's executive orders on immigration.Read More
Make contact; make a difference. Senate leaders will release draft healthcare legislation soon. Continue to urge Congress to improve access to health care instead of deconstructing it.Read More
President Trump’s decision to abandon the Paris Climate Accord violates the values and vision that are basic to Christian faith.Read More
Rev. Talitha Arnold, Senior Minister of the United Church of Santa F (a United Church of Christ) is part of a 3-person delegation to the Kurdistan region of Iraq in early June. She will visit the refugee camps around the city of Erbil, home to more than 200,000 people who have fled their villages and cities in other parts of Iraq.Read More
From the United Church of Christ Justice & Peace Action Network:
The United Church of Christ is a long-time leader in communications rights. As part of that tradition, last year we founded the Faithful Internet campaign. Millions of us rose up in a movement to protect the open Internet, and we won.Read More
From our friends at Southern Arizona Sanctuary Coalition: Marco has a new claim to asylum because his cousin was recently murdered and other family members have been threatened with violence. His lawyer is petitioning that he be returned to his family on this basis. We are asking Senator McCain and Senator Flake to sponsor a private bill on his behalf. Call their offices TODAY to let them know where you stand. A sample script is included in this post.Read More
Arizona Faith Network representation is needed at the upcoming We the People Summit, a series of three summits designed to bring together individuals, grassroots organizations, and established nonprofits to collaborate in support of positive change in Arizona.Read More
Monday, May 22, 6:30 - 8:30 pm at Southside Presbyterian ChurchRead More
The United Church of Christ Disabilities Ministries (UCCDM) encourages all settings of the UCCC to be Accessible to All (A2A). Consistent with that goal, the Desert Palm United Church of Christ in Tempe commissioned a seven-person Accessibility Audit Committee to complete an Accessibility Audit of the church premises. The Committee conducted the audit, drafted a report, and presented recommendations to the church council in April.Read More
On Thursday, May 11, ICE officials LIED to Marco Tulio and his attorney. They led his attorney to believe that there was a path for an administrative remedy that would keep Marco's family together. Consequently, Marco Tulio reported to the ICE office and was detained. He called a few hours later from Nogales, Sonora. The ICE officers’ deceit and lack of integrity resulted in a state-sponsored kidnapping and the separation of his family.
Here’s what you can do...Read More
Shadow Rock UCC is requesting our presence for a rapid response action TONIGHT, 7 p.m., at the ICE Office, 2035 N. Central Ave. in Phoenix. A prayer vigil is planned to protest the arrest and probable deportation of Marco Tulio Coss.Read More
The Healing of Memories for Veterans Workshop is a two day overnight workshop held at the Franciscan Renewal Center. The workshop was designed to help victims of emotional, psychological and spiritual wounds inflicted by war, human rights abuses and other traumatic circumstances.Read More
Spread the message of "Sanctuary Everywhere" with these beautiful graphics from the American Friends Service Committee.Read More
Currently there are under 100 churches participating; the goal is to have 1,000 churches signed on by General Synod.Read More
From David Chavez, Faith Director, ONE Community:
Thank you for being a valuable ONE Community partner and friend. We would not be where we are today without you and your support.
As part of our efforts to create an Arizona that celebrates, respects, and protects all people, we are working with the Governor's Office to obtain an executive order that would extend current non-discrimination protections for state employees to include gender identity, and extend current non-discrimination requirements for state contractors and vendors to include sexual orientation and gender identity.
Arizona Faith Network offers an invitation to join in a interfaith dialogue and meal.
Come, participate in this “Next Steps” open dialogue where you will find a safe space to share the gifts, insights and practices of your faith with people from Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, Mormon, Baha’i and Christian faith traditions. All faiths are invited. Those who engage in honest, open dialogue find themselves transformed. Next Steps dialogue goes beyond basic information about faith traditions provided in AFN’s “101” events encouraging the sharing of diverse interfaith perspectives.Read More
Join Ecumenical Advocacy Days in Washington for “Confronting Chaos, Forging Community ” from April 21-24, 2017 to grapple with the intersectionality of racism, materialism, and militarism, and learn more about the impact they have around the world, in our communities, and in our own lives.Read More
Lombard Mennonite Peace Center: is again hosting its Mediation Skills Training Institute for Church Leaders. Conflict is normal and inevitable whether in the home, school, community, church or workplace. Leaders in all walks of life often have a responsibility to help others work through their conflicts.
May 8th - 12th in Phoenix, AZRead More
New Strategy and Tactics in the Post-Election Reality
As people of faith and people of conscience, we pledge to resist the newly elected Administration’s policy proposals to target and deport millions of undocumented immigrants, and discriminate against marginalized communities. We will open up our congregations and communities as sanctuary spaces for those targeted by hate, and work alongside our friends, families and neighbors to ensure the dignity and human rights of all people....
The next Coalition meeting is set for March 20th at Southside Presbyterian ChurchRead More
Empowerment Scholarships – Vouchers. HB2394 and SB1431. Supporters of public education need to show up, stand up, speak up for public education else Arizona may become the first state in the nation to extend this form of voucher to all children. Two bills are being fast tracked through the legislature and each has passed their respective Education Committee, been okayed by their Rules Committee and have had two readings on both the House and Senate floor. They could be voted on at any moment.Read More