ePistle 5-6-15

       Issue #796  May/2015

Action Alert:

Thursday, May 7 is National Day of Prayer Check out some of our prayer resources:50 Prayers for Our Daughters and SonsA Prayer of Peace (and a Lullaby) for the Holy LandA Prayer on Behalf of Those Impacted by HIV/AIDSLocal Missions Prayer GuideClimate Prayer GuideA Prayer for the Church in the Shadow of Empire

"You have heard that it was said, 'You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.' But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be children of your Father in heaven; for he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the righteous and on the unrighteous."

Matthew 5:43-45

Prayer: Our Most Important Response to Climate Disruption

by Ben Lowe

Learn how environmentally minded Christians spent last year's National Day of Prayer addressing some of our world's most pressing and far-reaching needs.

Heroes of the Faith: Thomas Chalmers

by Leslie Hammond

Believing that parish churches should be responsible for the poor, Chalmers convinced the Glasgow Council to build him a church in the heart of one of the most dreadful slums in Europe.

"Faith" Healing: An Animal Experience

by Robin Tierney
Meet Faith, a 4-year-old black Lab/Border Collie mix, who helps people cope with physical, emotional, and personal struggles. "Animals offer a non-judgmental, welcoming presence. Often that is what people need most."

198 Methods of Nonviolence

# 100

Farm Worker's Strike

The Coalition of Immokalee Workers represents farm workers working in Florida's tomato fields. They are well known for their Campaign for Fair Food,  in which they lead nationwide boycotts against restaurants or grocery chains until the businesses agree to sign an agreement to buy only those tomatoes grown using fair labor. However, their first action, back in 1995, was a mass strike against lowering wages.

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