immigration reform

The contrast between the biblical interpretations of the Rev. Robert Jeffress and the Rev. William Barber could not be more striking – nor more indicative of the need to watch out for using scripture to support oppression, writes Cynthia B. Astle. more

Feb 14, 2018 4:26 PM Views from a Ridge 1 Comments

Members of Allendale UMC In St. Petersburg, Fla., and their pastor, the Rev. Andy Oliver, supported immigrant Luis Blanco and are now helping his family following his deportation to Mexico. more

Feb 13, 2018 4:03 PM Advocating Justice


Pew Research Center

The Pew Research Center reports that ICE immigration arrests went up 30 percent in 2017. Meanwhile, more United Methodists are actively providing sanctuary to immigrant families facing deportation. more

Feb 9, 2018 4:11 PM Advocating Justice

Paul Ryan

Win McNamee AP

With people of faith – including United Methodists and his own Catholic Church – pressing for a "clean DREAM Act," House Speaker Paul Ryan faces a moral challenge over protection for undocumented adults brought to the USA as children. more

Feb 7, 2018 10:02 AM Perspectives

United Methodist advocates are working to present Dreamers as valuable members of U.S. society rather than villains and miscreants as recent political rhetoric has described them. more

Jan 30, 2018 2:23 PM Advocating Justice

Wall of Faces

Church and Society Photo

Revoking DACA and adding punitive policies have effectively taken away protections for some 1.2 million immigrants, writes the Rev. Lyda Pierce of the Pacific Northwest Annual Conference, who urges churches to help. more

Jan 18, 2018 3:11 PM Advocating Justice

In the midst of a brutal winter, powerless undocumented immigrants face a cold future as they are rounded up by immigration officials. They need Christians to defend them, writes the Rev. Charlie Baber. more

Jan 17, 2018 9:58 AM Perspectives

Stand for Justice

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

Jan 10, 2018 5:13 PM Advocating Justice

Norway Kemper

Photo by Heather Hahn, UMNS

United Methodists' top-level advocacy for refugees and migrants has failed to flow down to hospitality and support for immigrant congregations, with sometimes disastrous results, writes Dr. Jacob Dharmaraj. more

Jan 3, 2018 11:47 AM Perspectives 2 Comments

USA Humanitario

Photo Courtesy of United Methodist Women

The women's mission organization supports the United Methodist Immigration Task Force’s call to the church to act for justice on behalf of childhood arrivals facing deportation. more

Sep 8, 2017 3:23 PM Advocating Justice

Mexico Border Wall

UC Berkeley College of Environmental Design

The Rev. Morgan Guyton argues that if conservative evangelical Christians believe in atonement theology, they should support amnesty and citizenship for childhood undocumented immigrants. more

Sep 6, 2017 2:44 PM Perspectives 2 Comments

DACA Rally

Photo courtesy of the Baltimore-Washington Conference.

United Methodists are speaking out against the deportation of 600,000 youths granted amnesty under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and are urging Congress to act immediately to protect them. more

Sep 6, 2017 10:51 AM Advocating Justice