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"God bless this holy place and all who enter here"

3/23/2018
Psalm 127:1 Unless it is the Lord who builds the house, the builder’s work is pointless. Unless it is the Lord who protects the city, the guard on duty is pointless.   “You are the ones who are building the house, you are the ones who are protecting those who are defenseless, and God blesses you for your ministry here,” read Bishop Laurie Haller at the blessing celebrating the new office of Iowa Justice For Our Neighbors (JFON) on March 15, 2018.   “We think that all means all, and that all ...

God “loves the righteous”—Psalm 146

6/3/2016
In the Disciples by The Upper Room for June 1, I came across thoughts about God’s desire for righteousness, which seem to apply to us, here and now, in the United Methodist Church, as supporters of the ministry of Justice for Our Neighbors.  “In the midst of reciting God’s acts of compassion on behalf of the oppressed and hurting, the psalmist writes this new and different line: The Lord loves the righteous.”   “And who are the righteous? We might assume they are morally perfect people. Instead ...

Iowa JFON supports funding of the Refugee Rise Americorps program

Iowa JFON supports funding of the Refugee Rise Americorps program

3/30/2016
Htay, right, was an interpreter for Kwa at the March "Green Card" Clinic. Both are refugees from Burma.

Support helps JFON ‘Give a Child a Chance’

Support helps JFON ‘Give a Child a Chance’

3/18/2015
Click here to see images from the JFON 'Give a Child a Chance" event Generous support at a January event is making it possible for Iowa Justice for Our Neighbors to “Give a Child a Chance.”  More than 100 people gathered on January 28, 2015, to support JFON, which “is a faith-driven ministry, welcoming immigrants into our churches and communities by providing free, high-quality immigration legal services, education, and advocacy.”   Frank Camp, JFON’s Board chairperson, called the outpouring ...