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Three faith-based groups that assist with refugee resettlement, including one supported by The United Methodist Church, are suing the federal government over a ruling giving state and local governments power to block resettlement. Read more

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Faith leaders arrested at refugee demonstration. Read more

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Church World Service, a United Methodist partner, and other faith-based refugee agencies fear the Trump Administration will close U.S. borders to refugees fleeing violence and persecution in their home countries. Read more

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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

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The Trump Administration's crackdown on immigration from predominantly Muslim countries has faith-based refugee resettlement agencies resisting the policies for the sake of immigrants and themselves. Read more

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Stand for Justice

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United Methodists and other people of faith are actively urging Congress to pass a "clean Dream Act" to halt the deportation of hundreds of thousands of undocumented young people brought to the USA as children. Read more

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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. Read more

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Lancaster Protest

Photo courtesy of Bishop Peggy Johnson/Eastern Pennsylvania Conference

Bishops, academics and other religious leaders continue to issue sharp criticisms of President Donald Trump's executive orders as detrimental to believers, society and scholarship. Read more

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Immigration Prayer

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Anticipating that President Donald Trump will crack down on Muslim refugee resettlement, a coalition of faith leaders including United Methodists issued a strong message of support for refugees. Read more

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Govt. Shutdown

UMNS Photo by Kathleen Barry

United Methodists and other Christian leaders are advocating for America's most vulnerable citizens – including some 800,000 furloughed federal workers – as a congressional impasse continues over the budget. Read more

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