Beqaa Valley Camp

Photo Courtesy of Wes Magruder

The Rev. Dr. Wes Magruder describes what life is like for refugees living in makeshift housing in Lebanon's Beqaa Valley. more

Nov 9, 2017 3:18 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


UMNS Photo by Mike Dubose

UMC-supported Church World Service and the United Methodist General Board of Church and Society are among the agencies planning public demonstrations to support immigrant youths vulnerable to deportation. more

Aug 29, 2017 3:39 PM Advocating Justice

Pablo Alvarado

Photo by Sam Hodges, UMNS

Giving sanctuary to undocumented immigrants means more than sheltering them inside a church building, as participants learned recently during training sponsored by MARCHA, the United Methodist Hispanic/Latino caucus. more

Aug 24, 2017 2:13 PM Advocating Justice

Hector Martinez

Photo courtesy of Go-Fund-Me: Justice for Hector Martinez.

Jul 26, 2017 10:25 AM Advocating Justice

Church & Society website

Image Courtesy of the United Methodist Board of Church and Society

The social justice agency's new website is intended to be clearer in identity and more accessible to users. more

Jun 1, 2017 4:24 PM Advocating Justice

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

May 23, 2017 2:16 PM Global Nature

Norway Kemper

Photo by Heather Hahn, UMNS

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

May 22, 2017 4:55 PM Global Nature 1 Comments

La Trinidad Class

Photo by Sam Hodges, UMNS

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

Mar 28, 2017 11:07 AM Local Church

First-Grace UMC

Photo by Art McClanahan, UMNS

First Grace UMC in New Orleans, born itself out of the calamity of Hurricane Katrina, now plans to open its doors to shelter undocumented immigrants from draconian enforcement by the Trump Administration. more

Mar 28, 2017 8:34 AM Local Church 1 Comments

Barralaga Released

Photo courtesy of the Barralaga family

A Kansas church leader detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement brought five people to Christ while in detention, but still faces the loss of his livelihood while he awaits an April 4 trial on his undocumented status. more

Mar 13, 2017 1:36 PM Local Church

GCORR Border

Religion & Race Photo

Directors of the UMC's agency on religion and race devoted a day to studying the U.S. immigration crisis, including a trip across the border between San Diego, Calif., and Tijuana, Mexico. more

Mar 1, 2017 12:29 PM Advocating Justice

Daniel Castillo

Holston Conference Photo by Annette Spence

Despite new aggressive enforcement policies, undocumented immigrants were reassured by a United Methodist pastor, the Rev. Daniel Castillo, that they have options and need not fear deportation. more

Feb 22, 2017 2:48 PM Advocating Justice

The 75th anniversary of the presidential order that resulted in Japanese internment during World War II inspire the Rev. Mark M. Nakagawa to rededicate support for other threatened communities. more

Feb 21, 2017 5:31 PM Perspectives

Rising Hope ICE

UM Insight Screencap

At least two men were arrested by ICE agents across the street from Rising Hope UMC in Fairfax County, Va., causing concern that some people may be deterred from going to the church's shelter, reported NBC Channel 4 in Washington, D.C. more

Feb 16, 2017 4:29 PM 1 Comments

MLK Sign

Photo Courtesy of Blake Fulenwider

A previously planned border crossing by members of the General Commission on Religion and Race has taken on new urgency in the face of President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration, says the agency's executive. more

Feb 16, 2017 4:14 PM Advocating Justice

Duke Students

Photo Courtesy of Duke Photography

Duke University in Durham, NC, Emory University in Atlanta and now Boston University say President Trump's immigration order has substantially harmed their schools' functioning because it targets both staff and students. more

Feb 16, 2017 3:38 PM Advocating Justice 1 Comments

Hispanic Leader Detained

Photo courtesy of the Rev. Raciel Quintana

A United Methodist Sunday school teacher and evangelist is fighting to remain with his family after being arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement without a deportation order. more

Feb 16, 2017 3:29 PM Advocating Justice 1 Comments

Immigration Rally

Photo by Paul Jeffrey, UMNS

Dr. David W. Scott, curator for the UM & Global collaborative blog, gathers a list of United Methodist responses to the United States immigration ban more

Feb 8, 2017 12:33 PM Advocating Justice 1 Comments