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: https://forms.gle/Du6S8QQPzwX95Xp9A 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 […]

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 […]

On February 25, faith leaders held a panel on the upcoming Florida legislative session. Below is a letter of encouragement to the legislature. Faith leaders are invited to co-sign the letter.   Faith Leaders Statement to the 2021 Florida Legislature You were called to freedom, brothers and sisters; only don’t let this freedom be an opportunity to indulge your selfish impulses, but serve each other through love. All the Law has […]

2020 Florida Clergy Convening (virtual) Thursday, September 17 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. The 2020 Florida Clergy Convening is coming up on Thursday, September 17 at 1:00 p.m. This free event will be held virtually this year. The convening is hosted by the Florida Council of Churches and presented by Pastors for Florida Children. Please help us spread the work about this event by forwarding this email to those within […]

Register to attend Host & Convener     Florida Council of Churches  See agenda. Bring what you would like to accomplish in 2019 to affect Florida’s policies in our water-enriched peninsula Praise and celebrate what’s been accomplished to address climate and environmental equity in Florida Tour the Parramore neighborhood Friday noon Network around common issues and with those from your bio-region Meet regional, state and national leaders Hear stories from leaders where heat, extreme precipitation, and hurricanes exacerbate […]