Statements and Resolutions

Interested in what your church or denomination has said about the farm worker movement? Look for the logo associated with your tradition and see the Historical Resolutions, Member Organizations’ Documents, Supporting Organization’s Documents, and the Labor Day Document below!

We are still accumulating resources, so please email us at should you like us to add your church’s/denomination’s official statements.

While some official relationships have changed, NFWM is proud over its long history to be associated with a wide variety of faith groups.



Historical Resolutions and Member Organizations’ Documents:


Alliance of Baptists – 2014 – A Statement on Justice for Farmworkers




Catholic Church – 1965 – Vatican II



Church of the Brethren – 1974 – Denominational Statement

Church of the Brethren – 1982 – Refugees


Church Women United – 2011 – Farm Worker Resolution

Disciples of Christ – 1973 – Resolution in Support of Farm Workers

Disciples of Christ – Renewing Support for National Farm Worker Ministry


Episcopal Church – 2006 – Fundamental Principles Included in “The ‘Alien Among You’” Policy

Episcopal Church – Feb. 2013 – Testimony at General Convention

Episcopal Church – April 2013 – Testimony at Senate Judiciary Committee



National Council of Churches of Christ – 2003 – A Resolution of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A. Mount Olive Pickle Boycott



Presbyterian Church USA – 2006 – Denominational Statement


Province Statement on Immigration – October 2017

United Methodist Church – 2008 – Book of Discipline Resolution

United Methodist Church – 2012 – Social Principles



Unitarian Universalist Church – 1976 – General Resolution on Farm Worker Initiatives



 Supporting Organizations’ Documents:

North Carolina Council of Churches – 2000 – Resolution in Support of Farm Workers Organizing in North Carolina


 Labor Day Documents:

US Catholic Conference of Bishops, Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development – 2014 – Labor Day Statement