European refugee crisis

Standing Rock Winter

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The struggle to hold on to hope in these chaotic times requires our witness to God's love and justice as Jesus taught, writes Cynthia B. Astle Read more

Views from a Ridge

WCC Refugees

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Participants in a recent conference on the refugee crisis in Europe, hosted by the WCC, said they felt energized by the reports from a multitude of activities undertaken by churches from Lebanon to Finland through Serbia, Greece and Germany. Read more

Advocating Justice

Bishop Dyck Refugees

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From bishops to local churches, United Methodists are lifting up the needs of refugees around the world. Read more

Advocating Justice

Effective Christian witness on immigrant issues requires both advocacy in words and love in concrete action, writes the Rev. Dr. Jacob Dharmaraj. Read more

Global Nature

Refugees in Germany

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The media furor may have died down, but European United Methodists are still helping refugees streaming out of Africa and the Middle East, according to resources collected by Dr. David W. Scott of UM & Global. Read more

Advocating Justice

Refugee Girl

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Momentum continues to build among United Methodist churches and agencies for a "Christmas miracle" effort to aid the world's 60 millions refugees, writes the Rev. Mike Slaughter, who inspired the project. Read more

African Immigrants 2

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Thomas Kemper, top executive of the General Board of Global Ministries, outlines why it's crucial for United Methodists to help the mass migration of people into Europe from war-torn and economically strapped nations. Read more

Global Nature

Syrian Girl

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United Methodist Bishop Rosemarie Wenner of Germany urges people to see migrants into Europe as people who bring gifts and skills, not as problems to be solved. Read more

Migrants Budapest

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While rejected and blocked in Hungary, refugees who make it to Germany United are helped by United Methodists who are working with others to offer services so that the newcomers feel welcome. Read more

Advocating Justice

Which One

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When we equate news of bigotry with the suffering of infants, it's time to check our priorities, writes Cynthia B. Astle. Read more

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