This is page is a historical record of the Council’s long-standing ministry in eco-justice.   CHERISHING THE CREATION: Venture of Faith SCIENTISTS SAY FUTURE IS IN THE BALANCE Stopping Preventable Pollution Links to Earth Issue Websites     CHERISHING THE CREATION Venture of Faith   The Cherishing the Creation Committee has been changed into a “Commission” under the new structure of the Florida Council of Churches. The Commission has been […]

Religious Community Letter to Governor Crist In March 2009, Together with Southwest Florida Interfaith Action, the National Farmworker Ministry of Florida and the PC(USA) Campaign for Fair Food, the Florida Council of Churches successfully called on Gov. Crist to meet with the CIW to discuss ways to end slavery in Florida’s fields and urge the Florida Tomato Growers Exchange to stop blocking improvements for farmworkers. Governor Crist’s support for the […]

On the Occasion of the Groundbreaking Agreement between the Coalition of Immokalee Workers and Pacific Tomato Growers “Today we celebrate the groundbreaking agreement between the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) and Pacific Tomato Growers. We are grateful to witness this display of social responsibility. This agreement will bring about basic rights for farmworkers. We hope and pray that the spirit of collaboration exhibited by the CIW and Pacific Tomato Growers […]

Is not this the fast that I choose: to loose the bonds of injustice, to undo the thongs of the yoke, to let the oppressed go free, and to break every yoke? Is it not to share your bread with the hungry, and bring the homeless poor into your house; when you see the naked, to cover them, and not to hide yourself from your own kin? Then your light […]

The following statement responds to a campaign initiated by the World Dove Center, Gainesville, Florida,  urging the observance of September 11 by “burning Korans,” as well as other events of religious intolerance happening nationwide. Many of us face difficult challenges these days as society experiences economic, political and social change. Under the stress of these changes, there rises an impulse to identify people who are different from us as somehow […]

Florida faith leaders held a press teleconference immigration issues on Friday, March 9, 2011 and then a Prayer Service for Immigration Justice in Tallahassee, hosted by First Presbyterian Church, on March 17, 2011. Prompted by concern over the attention Arizona copycat laws are receiving in the current legislative session, the faith leaders felt obligated to state their understandings of how their teachings illumine the current immigration debate. They listed four […]

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24 Feb

  Gathered by the life-giving Spirit and shaped by the cross of Christ, the church proclaims hope through Jesus and pursues God’s justice for all. The Council embrace the concept of missio Dei – the mission of God. We have come to see that mission is not merely an activity of the church. Rather, mission is the result of God’s initiative, rooted in God’s purposes to restore and heal creation. […]