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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, Phillip 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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Pilgrimage for Peace and Justice: April 13 – 18, 2014

Each year, our partners at Witness for Peace Southeast organize a Pilgrimage for Peace and Justice during Holy Week to raise awareness about social justice issues affecting our neighborhoods and communities.  The Pilgrimage brings together a diverse coalition of justice-minded activists including organizations, individuals, faith groups and community activists, to collectively call for an end to […]

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“Without the Church, FLOC would not exist”

National Farm Worker Ministry in partnership with the Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC), United Church of Christ Justice and Witness Ministries, and the North Carolina Council of Churches hosted Putting Our Faith Into Action: Supporting Farm Workers in North Carolina on March 18th, 2014.  The event was an opportunity for organizations to learn how to […]

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Faith Leaders and Farm Worker Advocates Continue to Pressure Pantry to Visit Tobacco Fields

  National Farm Worker Ministry (NFWM) national staff, in partnership with the Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC), farm worker support groups and faith organizations, attended the March 13th Pantry Shareholder’s Meeting to give a face to thousands of tobacco farm workers dealing with human rights violations in the fields of Reynolds American tobacco supply chain.  The […]

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NFWM Set to Attend The Pantry, Inc. Shareholders Meeting

  In 2011, National Farm Worker Ministry joined other faith justice advocates in signing on to a letter regarding concerns about Reynolds’ tobacco supply chain.  The Pantry Inc., the parent company of Kangaroo Express, is an integral part of Reynolds’ tobacco supply chain because 39% of Kangaroo Express sales come from tobacco products.   On March […]

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Putting Our Faith Into Action: March 18, 2014

Join us on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 6:30pm at West Raleigh Presbyterian Church 27 Horne St. Raleigh, North Carolina 27607   Many faith traditions call us to support farm workers – some of the most exploited workers in the U.S. – and their efforts to improve their lives. Putting Our Faith into Action: Supporting […]

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Members of British Parliament pledge to support FLOC

For 6 years, the Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC) has been trying to get tobacco giant Reynolds American to use its power to initiate changes that will improve the lives of tobacco pickers. Reynolds American is the second-largest tobacco company in the United States, manufacturing about one of every three cigarettes sold in the country. […]

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Harvesting Justice with NFWM

“The fight is never about grapes or lettuce. It is always about people.” – Cesar Chavez As I rounded the corner onto the National Mall, I could feel the energy of the crowd as thousands of people made their way to the stage to hear Camino Americano play a benefit concert in support of comprehensive […]

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Rally for Farm Worker Justice!

Join the Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC) and the National Farm Worker Ministry for an action in Downtown Durham to call for humane working and living conditions for all farm workers.   What: Demand justice for farm workers! When: October 12th at 5 pm. Where: TBA   For more information contact FLOC by email or […]

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National Farm Worker Ministry
P.O. Box 10645
112 Cox Ave., Ste. 208
Raleigh, NC 27605
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919-807-8707 (office)
919-807-8708 (fax)