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Top agency executives and bishops are urging United Methodists to assist immigrants with supplies, advocacy and spiritual support, while the World Methodist Council has pledged to work internationally to help migrants. Read more

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United Methodists who came to the aid of some 120 immigrants stranded at the Tucson bus station showed the church at its best, loving those Jesus loves, writes the Rev. Dottie Escobedo-Frank. Read more

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United Methodists, including two Hispanic bishops, joined some 400 other people of faith in a demonstration on behalf of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border. Read more

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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. Read 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. Read more

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USC Students Border Trek

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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. Read 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. Read 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. Read 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. Read more

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

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Immigration Airport Demonstrations

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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. Read 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. Read 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. Read 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. Read 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. Read 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. Read 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. Read more

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

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