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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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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

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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

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The forced separation of immigrant children from their parents by the U.S. Border Patrol is state-sponsored child abuse that United Methodists should be working to stop immediately. Read more

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Iowa United Methodists join with their ecumenical and interfaith partners with prayers and donations to affected families in response to a major raid on undocumented immigrants by U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Read more

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Responding to growing fears of deportation, many synagogues, churches and other houses of worship across the country have declared themselves sanctuary congregations, offering support and shelter to those who need it most. Read more

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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. Read more

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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. Read more

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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. Read more

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