Worker's Rights

Social Concerns
Members and supporters of the Coalition of Immokalee (Fla.) Workers pray in Nashville, Tenn., at the conclusion of a protest against the Publix supermarket chain's refusal to join a farm workers' rights labor program. The Book of Resolutions of the United Methodist Church demands that employers "treat farm workers and their families with dignity and respect.” Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Ask The UMC: Does the church support workers' rights?

The United Methodist Church supports workers' rights in a heritage that goes back to early Methodism in England.
Social Concerns
United Methodists and others join in a prayer rally in front of the Department of Foreign Affairs in Pasay City, Philippines, on July 17, to seek repatriation of Filipino overseas workers stranded due to COVID-19. Photo courtesy of the Rev. Mariesol Villalon.

Filipino pastor aims to bring stranded workers home

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Rev. Mariesol Villalon has sustained an online ministry with Filipino workers stranded overseas, including a man who is United Methodist.

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