NFWM Board Member Edith Rasell, NFWM ED Rev. Lindsay C. Comstock and President Velasquez pray together with farm workers before lunch

First Ever Meeting Between Religious Leaders and Reynolds American Tobacco

On Tuesday, November 11, 2014, twelve representatives from the Religious Leaders for Tobacco Farm Worker Justice coalition met with John “Tripp” Wilson and Ronald Wright from Reynolds American Tobacco at Umstead Park United Church of Christ in Raleigh, North Carolina. This first ever meeting was occasioned by a July 2014 letter from religious leaders to […]

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Nationwide Logo Competition

National Farm Worker Ministry and the Youth and Young Adult Network are excited to announce the launch of a nationwide logo competition for young adults during the months of October and November. We are looking for artistic young people willing to create original logo images that express the work of National Farm Worker Ministry and its partners.  These images will be used throughout […]

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Leaders of key influential U.S. faith-based groups urge Dan Gerawan to implement his workers’ union contract

Press Release June 17, 2014 RALEIGH, NC—Two faith-based groups representing millions of worshipers in more than 100,000 local congregations across the United States have signed on to letters urging Dan Gerawan, owner of Fresno, Calif.-based Gerawan Farming Inc., one of America’s largest tree fruit and table grape companies, to obey state labor law by implementing […]

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Campaign for Tobacco Farm Worker Justice Heats Up

For almost 7 years, the Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC), faith leaders and other community activists have called on Reynolds American to address human rights abuses in their tobacco supply chain.  With demonstrations from as far away as Florida, FLOC supporters have reminded Reynolds of the moral and ethical responsibility they hold to stop ignoring […]

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Alliance of Baptists Unanimously Pass Resolution Supporting FLOC

At the 2014 Alliance of Baptists‘ Annual Gathering in Portland, Maine the below resolution supporting the Farm Labor Organizing Committee‘s Reynolds Tobacco Campaign was passed with a unanimous vote.  Rev. Lindsay C. Comstock, NFWM Executive Director and Alliance of Baptists Recognized Clergy, attended the Annual Gathering  and spoke about farm worker justice in worship and workshops.  Thank you to […]

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California Farm Workers and Faith Leaders March for Immigration Reform

Led by the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe, over 1000 farm workers, faith leaders, activists and students marched to Congressman Kevin McCarthy’s office on Thursday demanding a vote on immigration reform.  With fresh fruits and vegetables in hand, farm workers asked to speak with Congressman McCarthy, but were met by a locked door.   “These fruits and […]

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Hundreds of Farm Workers Tell Rep. McCarthy that the Time is Now for Immigration Reform

On April 24th, 2014 thousands of people from across the country and hundreds of farm workers coming from all over California are standing side-by-side and insisting that Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy come out of hiding and face the nation on immigration reform.  In conjunction with the United Farm Workers, NFWM mobilized faith leaders from across the […]

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NC Middle Schoolers Pressure Commissioner Cherie Berry

“I am writing you to say that even though I am a 7th grader I am still aware of the unfair treatment of human beings in the world.” On Friday, April 11, 2014 NFWM Executive Director Rev. Lindsay C Comstock and Communications and Development Director Kelli Sue Davis traveled to North Asheboro Middle School (NAMS) […]

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The “Why” of National Farm Worker Ministry

In the business world, there is a concept called “The Golden Circle,” and it states that the most successful organizations are built on why they do things.  When you look at the nuts and bolts, an organization is not successful because of how or what they do, but the why.  The mission.  The vision.  When […]

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New York Ministers Mobilized to Support Farm Workers at PMI Shareholder’s Meeting

On May 7th, Philip Morris International (PMI) will hold its annual Shareholder’s Meeting in New York City. Attending alongside AFL-CIO representatives and concerned shareholders will be Dr. Alvin Jackson, Pastor of Park Avenue Christian Church in New York City and Assistant Pastor for Outreach Rev. Luis-Alfredo Cartagena Zayas.  These influential NY pastors, mobilized by Rev. Dr. Sharon […]

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