For Immediate Release: April 27th, 2023 Media Contact: Rev. Dr. Russell Meyer (813)763-3610  MEDIA RELEASE Nearly 70 Faith Leaders Sign Letter Asking Florida Legislators to Stop Anti-immigrant Bills SB 1718 and HB 1617 Nearly 70 faith leaders across the state of Florida signed on to a letter led by the Florida Council of Churches, expressing grave concern around the anti-immigrant legislation that “will unfairly target persons out of status […]

Speaking for Floridians Advocacy Days in Tallahassee February 14-15, 2023 Register here. Over the past few years Florida has become the most expensive state to live in. It’s surprising because so many moved here for the good weather and low cost of living. The state coffers are flush with money, yet the burden is on local taxes and fees. Big corporations continue to get tax cuts while the average household […]

We invite faith leaders to sign-on to this statement using the link to this online form: Statement on Addressing Antisemitism following Florida-Georgia Game A coordinated campaign of antisemitism marred the annual Florida-Georgia football game played in Jacksonville on October 29, 2022. Signage on highway overpasses leading to and from the Jaguars stadium as well as laser projected messaging at the stadium brazenly denigrated Jewish people. Law enforcement did not […]

How do we offer the church as a sign of healing and unity given the variety of divisions in which we dwell? Silence in the face of division is read as tacit support for controversy. Let us pray on our calling to pursue unity in peace, truth, equity, and the abundance of God. Please note the critically important opportunities upcoming. Florida Clergy Gathering: Abundant Living for All Hosted by the […]

The following faith letter was presented to the Florida Senate. Pending legislation would ban the state from contracting with any common carriers who transport non-citizens that lack a work permit. There are numerous other kinds of immigrant status besides authorized workers. This is a means to enable a recent executive order that would block churches and others from providing shelter to legally authorized unaccompanied minors. The letter was followed up […]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Fraternidad de Concilios y Entidades Evangélicas (FRACEEV).  January 26, 2022 Contact:  Agustín Quiles 407-683-6830   FRACEEV, the Florida Fellowship of Hispanic Bishops and Evangelical Institutions oppose Governor Ron DeSantis’ Executive Order and SB1808 Against Migrant Children. Orlando-FL. The Florida Fellowship of Hispanic Bishops and Evangelical Institutions (FRACEEV) , a coalition of Latino evangelical bishops and pastors who represent approximately 2,500 churches in Florida, sent letters to Governor Ron DeSantis […]

I know the plans I have for you, says Our Maker, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope. (Jeremiah 29:11) I believe in the Beloved Future that scripture proclaims. I think you do too. But after sitting through numerous committee meetings of the first three weeks of the 2022 legislature session, I’m convinced that many have forgotten or never heard of a […]

2021 Florida Clergy Convening (virtual) “Called, Prepared, Sent” In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven. Matthew 5:16 NRSV The 2021 Florida Clergy Convening will be held virtually again this year. The convening is hosted by the Florida Council of Churches and presented by Pastors for Florida Children. The theme for this year’s […]

April 21, 2021 Statement on the Verdict in the Murder of George Floyd In a just America, George Floyd would be with his family, fully employed, and able to access healthcare. In our America, a “bouquet of by-standers” witnessed his murder and captured it on videotape. They made it possible for a jury of his peers to convict Derek Chauvin of second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter. Mr. Floyd’s […]