Faith Action Network’s Annual Dinner celebrates Ripples of Change

By Patrick Scriven Last night, people from a variety of faith traditions came out in support of Faith Action Network (FAN) for their annual dinner in Renton with first-ever satellite...

Justice for our Neighbors has never been more important

Central Washington Justice for Our Neighbors provides an update on their important work in the wake a difficult week in our nation and an opportunity to help support it. Every dollar donated to CWJFON between now and December 31st will be matched up to $10,000.

In faith we vote

With Election Day rapidly approaching, how does a good United Methodist participate in our democracy? Rev. Lee Carney Hartman, a member of the PNW Board of Church and Society, helps to put some key UMC resources at your fingertips so you can consider what the denomination teaches as you head to the ballot box this year.

Goldendale UMC uses Peace with Justice grant to support Native American youth

By Linda Hay Earlier this year, Goldendale United Methodist Church received a grant in the amount of $3,500 from the Pacific Northwest Conference Board of Church and Society to assist...

On Indigenous Peoples’ Day, 2018

A federal judge in Texas struck down the Indian Child Welfare Act a few short days before many communities, and several states, celebrated Indigenous Peoples’ Day this year. This confluence of events prompted some good questions and this reflection from Kristina Gonzalez, Director of Innovation for an Inclusive Church for the Greater Northwest Area of The United Methodist Church.

Advocate Now for Farm Worker Justice

Almost 60 years ago, Edward R. Murrow's groundbreaking TV documentary entitled the "Harvest of Shame" highlighted for Americans the plight of farm workers. Despite many marches, boycotts, worker strikes, and labor negotiations...

Project Transformation fills the gap when school doesn’t start

Project Transformation: Pacific Northwest, an educational ministry of The United Methodist Church, has stepped in to provide food, fun and fellowship during teacher contract negotiations in Clark County, Washington.

The parable of the Hot Dog

Commentary by Patrick Scriven A story reported this morning on NPR gave me a little hope. According to the Pioneer Press, Jaequan Faulkner, a 13-year-old entrepreneur and person of color, was...

8 ways Churches can respond to the separation of asylum-seeking families: Choose (at least)...

Sharing how she can get "overwhelmed by feelings of anger and sadness" as she hears the stories of families who were separated as they entered the US, Rev. Lyda Pierce reminds us of the importance of action in countering such feelings. She also shares a new toolkit with 8 ways faith communities can respond.

Immigration Ministry This Month

The arrival of 200 immigrants to the Federal Detention Center in SeaTac, extreme enforcement which separates children from parents, and House Speaker Paul Ryan's announcement of immigration debate offers us new incentive this month to educate, speak out, and organize on behalf of our neighbors.