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On the question of how the United States should treat newcomers, annual conferences proclaimed a common message: Keep families together, reports Heather Hahn of United Methodist News Service. more

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The Rio Texas Annual Conference, site of several immigration detention centers, overwhelmingly passes a resolution asking the U.S. Department of Justice to halt the practice of separating immigrant children from their parents. more

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USC Students Border Trek

Photo by Jim Burklo

We're all being watched in this era of digital information, but it's important that Christians also keep watch on governments and systems that might oppress the vulnerable, writes the Rev. Jim Burklo. more

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Directors of the General Board of Church and Society met for the first time outside the United States, encounter immigrants' experiences and learning of Germany's reconciliation after years of division. more

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Dr. David W. Scott compiled a list of readings to show how migrants are benefiting The United Methodist Church around the world. more

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La Trinidad Class

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Methodism in the United States is growing fastest among migrant groups, so how can the UMC leverage this phenomenon to further enhance church growth, asks Dr. David W. Scott. more

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Washington D.C. comes face-to-face with DREAMers and their allies at the United Methodist Building. more

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Like Mary and Joseph, Elizabeth and her family journeyed in search of safe lodging. They too faced shut doors and real peril. Then a United Methodist immigration ministry stepped in to help them. more

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Immigration Airport Demonstrations

Photo by Erik Alsgaard, Baltimore-Washington Conference

The United Methodist Church is expanding its efforts at all levels worldwide to assist many of the 65.3 million people who have been involuntarily displaced from their homes, especially the 21 million classified as refugees by the United Nations. more

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Norway Kemper

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United Methodist ministries with migrant people will receive two forms of funding, says the denomination's program and budget coordination agency. more

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Refugees Meeting

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Given the record number of displaced people worldwide, representatives of 10 United Methodist agencies are exploring ways to increase collaboration in ministries with refugees and other migrants. more

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La Trinidad Class

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As the Trump Administration cracks down on immigrants, churches and ministries find members and clients fearfully avoiding services in San Antonio, Texas, a historic center for Hispanic Methodism. more

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USC Students

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On a spring break mission trip with college students, the Rev. Jim Burklo recounts the harsh realities of the immigrant trail from northern Mexico into southern Arizona. more

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Banner Down

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Vandalism of his church's banner welcoming immigrants started out as an experience of pain and loss, but became a moment of forgiveness and redemption for the Rev. We Hyun Chang. more

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Chicago Immigration Protest

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United Methodist Bishop Sally Dyck issues a pastoral letter including online resources regarding the presidential executive order restricting immigrants and refugees. more

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There's only one legitimate Christian response to refugees fleeing violence and persecution, writes the Rev. Dr. Christy Thomas. more

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From NYC to DC

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As we struggle through these days of turmoil under a new federal administration, Jesus' counsel to his disciples remains good guidance for Christian Americans, writes Cynthia B. Astle. more

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Immigration Airport Demonstrations

Photo by Erik Alsgaard, Baltimore-Washington Conference

United Methodists came out in droves over the weekend of Jan. 28-29 to protest President Trump's executive order banning refugees from seven Muslim countries, reports Kathy L. Gilbert of United Methodist News Service. more

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No Walls

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A core Christian principle is that Jesus tears down dividing walls between people, which means that we Jesus followers shouldn't allow any walls to be built between us and our neighbors, writes the Rev. Morgan Guyton. more

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Immigration

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The United Methodist Church's social-action agency has rejected President Donald Trump's executive order to begin building a wall on the southern U.S. border and to restrict immigration against Muslim refugees. more

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