United Methodist leaders welcomed news of the halt of the Trump Administration's policy of separating immigrant families, but cautioned that the church needs to continue working for "compassionate and just" immigration reform. more

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Is this a Bonhoeffer or Selma moment for Christians and other believers to stand up to American brutality? wonders the Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant. more


The U.S. immigration crisis hasn't ended with the halt of family separations, and United Methodist witness is still needed to get Congress to adopt compassionate laws, writes the Rev. Susan Henry-Crowe. more

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Border Crisis

Photo courtesy of Viky Garcia, Laredo Humanitarian Relief Team

When confronted with a crisis, Christians' best approach is to remember that they are called to obey God's mission of loving the world and healing those in pain, writes United Methodist layman Brian Snyder. more


Even though President Trump has signed an executive order halting family separations at the U.S. border, Michigan United Methodists urge continued action on behalf of immigrants. more

Advocating Justice

American Christians are unable or unwilling to grasp the idea that even their own nation will be judged by God for how well it takes care of the most vulnerable people, writes the Rev. Taylor Mertins. more


Awaiting the outcome of her husband's heart surgery, the Rev. Dr. Christy Thomas reflects on how she and her family enjoy life stability that the United States is denying to immigrant families being separated at the U.S.-Mexico border. more

Christy Thomas

United Methodists continue to press the Trump Administration to halt its "zero tolerance" policy that separates immigrant families. more

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The Rev. Bill Steward points out that in times of oppression, liberation often begins with the spiritual encouragement of reading the Psalms. more

Practicing Faith

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. more

Advocating Justice

Outraged by changes in immigration policies and the separation of immigrant children from their families, America's Catholic bishops look at responses ranging from public protests all the way to excommunication. more

Advocating Justice

United Methodists have begun crying out against the "zero tolerance" policy that separates immigrant children from their parents. more

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. 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) more

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Secular communications' work on Muslims, immigration and other religious issues marked this year's entries. more

In the World

La Trinidad Class

Photo by Sam Hodges, UMNS

Methodism in the United States is growing fastest among migrant groups, so how can the UMC leverage this phenomenon to further enhance church growth, asks Dr. David W. Scott. more

Global Nature

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. more

Advocating Justice

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. more

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Rranxburgaj Family

Michigan Conference Photo/Mark Doyal

Central UMC in Detroit offers shelter to a family from Albania whose father is facing ICE deportation after 17 years in the United States. more

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Church-related projects and programs intended to build community relationships and counteract racism and xenophobia have been funded by the General Commission on Religion and Race's Action Fund. more

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  • Rohingya Kite

    Paul Jeffrey

    Rohingya Kite

    A Rohingya boy flies a kite in the Jamtoli Refugee Camp near Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, where members of the ACT Alliance provide humanitarian support for the refugees. More than 600,000 Rohingya have fled government-sanctioned violence in Myanmar for safety in Bangladesh. Photo courtesy of Paul Jeffrey. Used with permission.

  • Bangladesh Rohingya

    Paul Jeffrey

    Bangladesh Rohingya

    A section of the Jamtoli Refugee Camp near Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. More than 600,000 Rohingya have fled government-sanctioned violence in Myanmar for safety in Bangladesh. Photo courtesy of Paul Jeffrey. Used with permission.