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Faith leaders arrested at refugee demonstration. Read more

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United Methodists joined some 100 pastors from North Texas who visited the U.S.-Mexico border to get a firsthand look at conditions for asylum seekers and immigrants. Read more

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Mississippi churches, including The United Methodist Church, are helping the families of immigrants arrested in an Aug. 7 raid on local companies. Read more

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Voting members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America's Church-wide Assembly marched to the Milwaukee office of Immigration and Customer Enforcement to protest federal immigration policies. Read more

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Bishop James E. Swanson Sr. urges Mississippi United Methodists to aid children left abandoned after their parents were arrested in an Immigration and Customs Enforcement raid Aug. 7. Read more

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How are Christians to fulfill Jesus' mission of care and compassion in a nation that has become an empire committing evil under a racist president? Read more

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Against horrific headlines about the plight of immigrants at the U.S.-Mexico border, United Methodists are bringing help and hope to refugees and asylum seekers, writes Cynthia B. Astle. Read more

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United Methodist leaders report on what the denomination is doing – and what it's prevented from doing – to aid immigrants at the U.S.-Mexico border. 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 United Methodist Committee on Relief has called on congregations to take note of the suffering of immigrant children being held in detention along the U.S.-Mexico border. Read more

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When it comes the U.S.-Mexico border crisis, Jesus doesn’t give a damn about our nation-state borders or rules we make to keep people born south of the Rio Grande somebody else’s problem. Jesus just sees people, writes the Rev. Morgan Guyton. Read more

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A dream of liberating and caring for migrant children turns into a nightmare at the reality of inhumane treatment in U.S. border camps, writes Cynthia B. Astle. Read more

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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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