Action & Advocacy

MFSA partners with community, national and international organizations to make an impact in the world.

Recently, we have prioritized the following issues:

  • Peace Action
  • Economic Justice
  • Health Care
  • Human Rights
  • Death Penalty
  • Immigration
  • Israel/ Palestine
  • Environment
  • Criminal Justice Reform

Follow the links below to learn more about our partners:

California One Care: California One Care is an online organizing network that exists to activate and empower people like you into a grassroots and netroots movement for universal health care in California.

California-Pacific Conference of the UMC: the regional organizing body of the United Methodist Church in Southern California, Hawaii, Guam & Saipan.

Cal-Pac Immigration Task Force: A United Methodist group in the California-Pacific region working with churches to advocate and organize for the basic human rights of all immigrants,  organize free legal counseling and develop and provide resource materials.

California People of Faith Working Against the Death Penalty: An organization working to educate and mobilize faith communities to act to abolish the death penalty in California.

Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP): A coalition of public policy offices of national churches and agencies — Orthodox, Catholic and Protestant, who seek to maintain an on-going dialogue with Congress, the Administration and the diplomatic community, to advance such concerns, assessments, and advocacy positions.

Clergy & Laity United for Economic Justice (CLUE): An interfaith association of over 600 religious leaders throughout Los Angeles County who come together to respond to the crisis of the working poor.

Climate Reality Action Fund: A nonprofit, nonpartisan organization founded by Nobel Laureate and former U.S. Vice President Al Gore. Using targeted public advocacy campaigns through grassroots organizing and lobbying, the Action Fund represents a commitment to the bold action necessary to solve the climate crisis.

Creating a Culture of Peace: a nonviolent training program for personal and social change.

Faithful Reform in Health Care: A project to help people of faith move beyond cable news interpretations of health care reform to intentional reflection and conversation based on the faith-inspired values that give meaning to the lives we share together.

Healthcare Now!: True reform of our health insurance system: affordable healthcare, accountability for insurance companies and more.

International Day of Peace: Plan a peace event for your church or community. Resources are available for large and small gatherings and vigils for peace.

LAANE, A New Economy for All: A leading advocacy organization dedicated to building a new economy for all by combining research, public policy, and the organizing of broad alliances.

Methodist Federation for Social Action (MFSA): our parent organization in Detroit, Michigan.

National Religious Campaign Against Torture (NRCAT): A membership organization committed to ending U.S.-sponsored torture, and cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment.

National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty:  Their mission is to abolish the death penalty in the United States and support efforts to abolish the death penalty worldwide.

The Peace Center: Peace Kids and the Youth Leadership Academy in Peacemaking are excellent opportunities to educate a new generation of peacemakers. Presented by the Peace Center in United University Church (Los Angeles).

Progressive Christians Uniting: an interfaith organization that engages people and communities to embody Jesus’ way of compassion and justice for our world.

Reconciling Ministries Network (RMN): a Christian and United Methodist organization that mobilizes United Methodists of all sexual orientations and gender identities to transform our Church and world into the full expression of Christ’s inclusive love.

Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice: a broad-based, national, interfaith movement that brings the moral force of religion to protect and advance reproductive health, choice, rights and justice through education, prophetic witness, pastoral presence and advocacy.

Restorative Justice & Healing Communities: A way for United Methodist congregations to become “Stations of Hope” for those persons affected by the criminal-justice system. By utilizing existing resources within congregations, Healing Communities emphasizes that good theology can become an engaged missiology.

United Methodist Church: The United Methodist Church is a worldwide connection of more than 12 million members in Africa, Asia, Europe and the United States. We are the person next door, the church on the other side of the country, and the worshiping community across the globe. Together, we share a legacy of living as disciples of Jesus Christ, sharing God’s love both in what we say and how we serve our neighbors.

United Methodists’ Holy Land Task Force (UMHLTF): A task force of the California-Pacific Conference that seeks to promote peace, justice and reconciliation in the Holy Land through prayer, study, giving, engagement, and advocacy.

United Methodists for Kairos Response (UMKR):  a global grassroots justice movement in The United Methodist Church answering the urgent call from Palestinian Christians – in “Kairos Palestine: A Moment of Truth” – for effective action to end the Israeli occupation and achieve a just peace in the Holy Land. UMKR seeks, through nonviolent action and in partnership with Christians in Palestine, freedom, justice and equality for all Palestinians and Israelis.

US Campaign for Palestinian Rights (USCPR): We are a national network of activists and organizations who are committed to freedom, justice, and equality for the Palestinian people and who work to end U.S. complicity in their oppression.
USCPR is a political home for all who believe that freedom for the Palestinian people is an integral part of achieving our collective liberation. We provide resources and strategic support to the U.S.-based Palestine solidarity movement, channeling grassroots power into positive change in U.S. policy and public opinion. We work with local organizers and activists, policymakers, movement leaders, media, and advocacy organizations to advance a rights-based, accountability and justice-oriented framework from the U.S. to Palestine.

Western Methodist Justice Movement (WMJM): Providing a venue where progressive persons of faith work together on significant issues of justice and peace both within and beyond The United Methodist Church.