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.


Historical Resolutions:


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


NCClogo.hiresNational 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


2000px-Flaming_Chalice.svgUnitarian Universalist Church – 1976 – General Resolution on Farm Worker Initiatives


Member Organizations’ Documents:

2013alliancelogo Alliance of Baptists – 2014 – A Statement on Justice for Farmworkers


 2000px-Emblem_of_the_Papacy_SE.svgCatholic Church – 1965 – Vatican II



cob-logoChurch of the Brethren – 1974 – Denominational Statement


cob-logoChurch of the Brethren – 1982 – Refugees


CWUColorLogoChurch Women United – 2011 – Farm Worker Resolution


Chalice_HighDisciples of Christ – Renewing Support for National Farm Worker Ministry


2000px-Shield_of_the_US_Episcopal_Church.svgEpiscopal Church – 2006 – Fundamental Principles Included in “The ‘Alien Among You'” Policy


2000px-Shield_of_the_US_Episcopal_Church.svgEpiscopal Church – Feb. 2013 – Testimony at General Convention


2000px-Shield_of_the_US_Episcopal_Church.svg Episcopal Church – April 2013 – Testimony at Senate Judiciary Committee


PCUSA_seal-2color_transparentPresbyterian Church USA – 2006 – Denominational Statement


methodist_logoUnited Methodist Church – 2008 – Book of Discipline Resolution


methodist_logoUnited Methodist Church – 2012 – Social Principles


Supporting Organization’s Document:



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


Labor Day Document:


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