Faith leaders are invited to sign this letter to Governor Ron DeSantis in support of resettling refugees in Florida. The current administration proposes to reduce the refugee resettlement program to a fifth of its average international commitment and require states and localities to opt in. Florida has been a model state for resettlement by the faith community. Since Florida is a family destination state, refugees will continue to become our […]

Register for Ocean Leadership Training with Creation Justice Ministries, August 29, Noon -7 pm, St. Armands Lutheran Church. Sarasota Ocean Leadership Training

Sunday, October 13 and Monday October 14 @ the Life Enrichment Center, Fruitland Park FL Register in the sidebar or click here. An overnight retreat with Alexia Salvatierra, co-author of Faith-Rooted Organizing: Mobilizing the Church in Service to the World. Rev. Dr. Salvatierra is an ELCA pastor, organizer, and educator. Her work in Southern California has helped pastors and congregations organize to engage successfully in just policy to welcome immigrants […]

Faith Leaders Advancing Shared Hope Join the clergy impacting legislative reform for Florida. The Florida Council of Churches invites clergy to partner together as a Publicly Engaged Church by learning the issues that deny opportunity to Floridians and by collaborating for improving public policy. Attend the third Florida Clergy Convening on September 12-13 in Orlando as we address Public Education Reform, as well as Consumer Law Reform, Criminal Justice Reform, […]

No Call Sign On Letter July 24, 2019 Dear State Attorney Brad King, We are community organization members, faith leaders, and advocates for a fair criminal justice and law enforcement system in Lake County and across the state of Florida. We recently learned about the Plainview Project which exposed racist and violent social media posts of current and former Lake County sheriff’s deputies. The revelation is especially devastating in light […]

2018 Annual Faith Leaders Gathering Thursday Eve, November 29, 7 PM— Opening Ecumenical Worship – Bishop Frank Madison Reid III, AME Ecumenical & Urban Affairs Friday, November 30 9 AM-2 PM— Crafting the Florida Narrative with the Gospel. – Rev. Dr.David A. Hooker Mt. Olive AME Church 600 Jones St, Clearwater, FL 33755 A day of profound reflection on the church’s role in God’s response to the cries of suffering in […]

Download PDF Version O LORD, how long shall I cry for help, and you will not listen? Or cry to you “Violence!” and you will not save? Habakkuk 1:2 NRSV Our hearts are broken, and we grieve as one with the families of the victims in Parkland, Florida. As the school day was drawing to a close on Ash Wednesday 2018, a lone student turned the freshman halls of Marjory […]

The Rev. Dr. Russell L. Meyer, Executive Director, delivered the keynote address at the 39 annual Interfaith MLK Memorial Services on Sunday, January 14, 2018, at St. Jude the Apostle Catholic Cathedral. Here is a link to the text of his remarks: Walking Together with Compassion

In the first week of the 2018 Florida Legislative Session, the House Judiciary Committee sent HB 9 directly to the floor and it passed. Last year, hundreds of faith leaders opposed withdrawing from refugee resettlement because faith values embrace the immigrant and the refugee. Now comes the call to oppose HB 9 / SB 308. Please sign the letter below immediately. You can also click here to find the letter […]