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Against horrific headlines about the plight of immigrants at the U.S.-Mexico border, United Methodists are bringing help and hope to refugees and asylum seekers, writes Cynthia B. Astle. Read more

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United Methodist leaders report on what the denomination is doing – and what it's prevented from doing – to aid immigrants at the U.S.-Mexico border. Read more

Advocating Justice

Church World Service, in which The United Methodist Church participates, offers an interfaith toolkit aimed at urging members of Congress to enact a compassionate response to immigrants and asylum seekers. Read more

Advocating Justice

When it comes the U.S.-Mexico border crisis, Jesus doesn’t give a damn about our nation-state borders or rules we make to keep people born south of the Rio Grande somebody else’s problem. Jesus just sees people, writes the Rev. Morgan Guyton. Read more

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The United Methodist Committee on Relief has called on congregations to take note of the suffering of immigrant children being held in detention along the U.S.-Mexico border. Read more

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A dream of liberating and caring for migrant children turns into a nightmare at the reality of inhumane treatment in U.S. border camps, writes Cynthia B. Astle. 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

Advocating Justice

Some 400 participants, most of them people of faith, protested U. S. immigration policies at the U. S.-Mexico border near San Diego, Calif., where thousands of people seeking asylum have gathered. Read more

Advocating Justice

The congregation of CityWell United Methodist Church in Durham, North Carolina, still is working to support Samuel Oliver-Bruno, an unauthorized immigrant deported to Mexico, as well as his wife and son, who remain in the United States. Read more

Advocating Justice

Samuel Oliver-Bruno has been deported o Mexico after being arrested when he left the sanctuary of CityWell UMC in Durham, NC, for what he was led to believe would be a citizenship appointment. Read more


The thuggish and deceptive capture of Samuel Oliver-Bruno is not only an assault on him and his family. It is also an attack on the religious liberty of faith communities that offer sanctuary as an act of worship, writes Jonathan Wilson-Hargrove. Read more

Churches are tightening their security and stepping up advocacy in the wake of a surprise ICE arrest of an undocumented man lured out of sanctuary by an immigration letter. Read more

Advocating Justice

Members and supporters of CityWell United Methodist Church are marshaling forces to aid Samuel Oliver-Bruno, an undocumented immigrant who was arrested Nov. 24 after sheltering at the church for almost a year. Read more

Advocating Justice

Where does a Christian's ultimate authority lie? With "law and order" or with the "naked, gasping divine human on a cross?" asks the Rev. Morgan Guyton. Read more


A Church and Society delegation finds itself deeply moved as the Rio Texas Annual Conference and Bishop Robert Schnase lead them on a trip to America's southern border. Read more

Advocating Justice

Seven United Methodists were among the 22 people arrested in a peaceful protest organized by the Interfaith Movement for Immigrant Justice (IMIrJ) of Oregon outside the Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in Portland. Read more

Advocating Justice

An interfaith team from North Texas brought joy and hope to youths at a U.S. immigration detention camp near El Paso. Read more

Practicing Faith

The New Testament has a lot to say about crossing borders, including Jesus coming in forms we don't expect, writes the Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant. Read more

Two faith-based groups are seeking the abolition of Immigration Customs and Enforcement (ICE) because of documented abuses of immigrants. Read more

Advocating Justice

United Methodists, including former first lady Laura Bush, have increased their opposition to the Trump Administration's policy of separation immigrant children from their families. Read more

Advocating Justice