Special to the Advocate
Mississippi’s children need all the help they can get, especially during the current economic crisis.
Congregations for Children - an advocacy group supported by the Mississippi Conference of The United Methodist Church, the Mississippi Diocese of the Episcopal Church and the Roman Catholic Church in Mississippi – encourages people of faith to take an active role in supporting child-friendly legislation during the current session.
Here are some suggestions:
• Become educated about the issues at hand
• Let your legislator hear from you about your concerns throughout the year.
• Contact your legislator and tell them about these priorities. Ask them to make children a top priority in their agenda this year.
• Contact the Gov. Haley Barbour’s office to voice your support for the CFC legislative agenda (see list).
• Contact your local Department of Human Services and learn about becoming a foster parent. Ask DHS to come and speak to your church, UMW circle or Sunday school class about the foster care system in Mississippi.
• Partner with a local school and make a difference in at-risk students’ lives.
• Pray for every child in Mississippi. Invite your church to pray weekly and intentionally for every child in Mississippi.
• Live the gospel in your home, your community and your church.