2 July 2020 #FreedomSummer Is Now Today is the midpoint of the year. Although we began at record market highs and unemployment lows, all of that has been dramatically reversed to a sputtered economy and the highest unemployment ever. What will the next six months bring? What role will the Church play in the new normal emerging from the global pandemic, the universal calls for addressing systemic racism, and the […]

“In those days I will pour out my spirit on all flesh.” Across Florida and the nation, protests are welling up in response to the murders of African Americans. The horrific video of the killing of George Floyd, while he and bystanders plead for mercy, lays on the conscience of every decent human being. His death was no accident, nor were the thousand other deaths by law enforcement over the […]

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 […]