25 Feb

The Bible is an economics book. The term economics comes from ancient Greek, the language of the New Testament, and it means specifically “the rules of the household.” In other words, economics is about how we order life. From the first chapter to the last, the bible addresses the ordering of creation. In Genesis, the breath of God brings order to chaos and installs humankind as the gardener of the […]

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 leaders, clergy and laity. Lunch will be ordered out for participants. Please read the following material in advance. Dr. Wood: “Let’s Save All of God’s Children” Rev. Meyer: “Whither Jubilee Economics”     2012 PENTECOST JUBILEE DESIRED OUTCOMES A meaningful start towards feeling the […]

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 […]

By Alicia Shurter Occupy Tampa 15 January 2012 MLK Interfaith Prayer Service I was asked to speak today about the events that led me here and what continues to keep me here. Two years ago I left my home in Nashville. I was sitting in my apartment after work and realized there had to be more. More to experience, more to learn, much more beyond the boundaries of this place […]

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 […]

  Faith leaders met in Tallahassee on January 30-31, 2012, during Children’s Week. On Monday afternoon they heard presentations on prison reform, tax reform, Medicaid reform, energy reform and immigration reform. In a nutshell, Florida’s prisons are overflowing with minorities serving mandatory long sentences for non-violent (often drug related) crimes. In the last two decades, the prison budget has risen by two billion dollars. We spend 67¢ on incarceration for […]

By Bishop Charles Leigh, Apostolic Catholic Church Yesterday I listened to the pain and desperation of a young mother whose husband’s paycheck had been garnished by a subsidiary of CitiBank. In light of the current corporate bailout, I could not help but recall Jesus’ description of a very similar situation in Matthew 18, as well as the reaction of the kingdom to such behavior. In the Parable of the Unmerciful […]

We are the first generation that has the ability to end hunger. The food, the tools, the transportation systems — we have all that it takes to end extreme poverty, the poverty that kills. We just need to exercise the will to do it. A major first step in ending world hunger is debt cancellation. Much of the impoverished world live in countries that suffer under odious and onerous debt […]