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The 2023 Farm Bill – Resources

Monday, April 10th, 2023

Criminal Justice Reform – Resources

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2023

Life Without Parole (LWOP)

Resources – Responding to the Housing Crisis

Tuesday, March 21st, 2023

Lehigh Valley Church-Related Housing

  • Greater Shiloh Church – Easton


Resources – The Housing Crisis

Monday, January 30th, 2023

The January 2023 and November 2022 issues of Justice & Advocacy news provide an overview of current housing crisis and what are the major factors that contribute to the crisis. Here are a few references for additional reading; and look for updates here this winter and spring.


Refugee Resettlement

Monday, March 28th, 2022

Resources – Responding to Climate Change

Tuesday, December 14th, 2021
    Climate & Community: A Faithful Action for Climate Justice
    A webinar series (recorded Dec. 6-9, 2021) and related resources on the science, politics, and theology of climate change, organized by the United Methodist General Board of Church and Society. A description of the webinar series is posted here, and the full series of recorded webinars (more…)

Lehigh Valley Homelessness and Affordable Housing
April 2021 Update

Saturday, April 17th, 2021
    April 14 meetings of Allentown City Council and Lehigh County Board of Commissioners included discussion of Lehigh Valley housing issues. Here are highlights of those meetings and links to video recordings, presentation slides and other documents, and media reports. (more…)

Resources – Homelessness and Affordable Housing in the Lehigh Valley

Monday, March 1st, 2021

Resources – Responding to Racism in Church and Community

Thursday, February 25th, 2021
  • PBS 4-Part Series: “The Black Church: This Is Our Story, This is Our Song,” with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
    • Introduction: Feb. 15 2021;
      Parts 1-4 air on PBS stations from mid-February through mid-March.
      (Each episode is about 2 hours) Watch on-line here after broadcast dates.
    • Part 1: Host Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the roots of African American religion.
    • Part 2: Discover how the Black church expanded to address social inequality.


Resources – Responding to Racism

Thursday, October 22nd, 2020
  • Being Black in America Equity Film Series and Discussions – A 10-part Film Series, Discussion and Reflection by Promise Neighborhoods of the Lehigh Valley, hosted by Dr. Hasshan Batts and Julie Thomases.
    Second & Fourth Thursdays of the month, beginning Nov. 12th at 7:00 PM.
    For further information, contact: HasshanB@promiseneighborhoodslv.org
    Register for the film series here.
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