Dr. Virgil Wood, Pastor Emeritus and Martin Luther King, Jr., Co-Worker, will help lead a Pentecost Jubilee Weekend in the Greater Orlando Area. Two events are currently planned, a seminar on Friday in Sanford and a racial healing service of churches on Sunday afternoon. Upper Room Seminar: Let’s Save All God’s Children Friday, May 25, 10 AM – 2 PM Allen Chapel AME, 1203 Olive Avenue, Sanford, FL 32771 Open to all church […]

Statement of Tampa Bay Religious Leaders on Support for the Vision of the Occupy Movement.   The Occupy Movement that appeared in New York City on September 17, 2011 has spread across the United States and worldwide, seeking new forms of human governance that respect the rights of the individual and protect the individual from the harms of undue corporate interests and corrupt governments. As people of faith, we support […]

Christian Church in Florida (Disciples of Christ) Cooperative Baptist Florida Fellowship Diocese of Central Florida – Episcopal Diocese of Florida – Episcopal Diocese of Southeast Florida – Episcopal Diocese of Southwest Florida – Episcopal Eleventh District of The African Methodist Episcopal Church Fifth District of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Florida Conference of the United Church of Christ Florida Fellowship of Community Churches Florida Mission Center – Community of Christ […]

This is page is a historical record of the Council’s long-standing ministry in eco-justice.   CHERISHING THE CREATION: Venture of Faith SCIENTISTS SAY FUTURE IS IN THE BALANCE Stopping Preventable Pollution Links to Earth Issue Websites     CHERISHING THE CREATION Venture of Faith   The Cherishing the Creation Committee has been changed into a “Commission” under the new structure of the Florida Council of Churches. The Commission has been […]

The following text was deliverd by the Rev. Russell L. Meyer, Executive Director of the Florida Council of Churches, on Monday, November 19, 2007, at a conversation on Christian unity hosted by Radio Peace at Barry University, Miami Shores, FL. The panel discussion also included Rev. Fr. Mark Wedig, Department of Theology and Philosophy, Chairman, Barry University; Rt. Rev. Leo Frade, Episcopal Bishop of Southeast Florida; Rev. Melissa Pisco, St. […]

Comprehensive Immigration Reform recognizes: The sanctity of family unity The dignity of every person Pathway to citizenship In addition it recognizes that: A secure border allows seasonal workers to cross back and forth legally. Skilled and unskilled immigrant labor produces jobs for Americans. The current quota system creates problems and must be replaced. Inequitable trade has artificially pushed migration in the Americas.  

Senator Sanders & Eric Schlosser Confront Immokalee Slavery On Friday, January 18, 2008, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders from Vermont visited Immokalee along with best-selling author Eric Schlosser.  Visiting with the farmworker community just one day after a federal grand jury indicted six people in Immokalee for their part in what US Attorney Doug Malloy called “Slavery, plain and simple,” Senator Sanders called for congressional hearings “so that the American people […]

Religious Community Letter to Governor Crist In March 2009, Together with Southwest Florida Interfaith Action, the National Farmworker Ministry of Florida and the PC(USA) Campaign for Fair Food, the Florida Council of Churches successfully called on Gov. Crist to meet with the CIW to discuss ways to end slavery in Florida’s fields and urge the Florida Tomato Growers Exchange to stop blocking improvements for farmworkers. Governor Crist’s support for the […]

On the Occasion of the Groundbreaking Agreement between the Coalition of Immokalee Workers and Pacific Tomato Growers “Today we celebrate the groundbreaking agreement between the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) and Pacific Tomato Growers. We are grateful to witness this display of social responsibility. This agreement will bring about basic rights for farmworkers. We hope and pray that the spirit of collaboration exhibited by the CIW and Pacific Tomato Growers […]