Muslim travel ban

Speaking Up

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After the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Trump Administration's travel ban, the Rev. Susan Henry-Crowe reminds us that the UMC calls its members and its leaders to denounce “xenophobic, Islamophobic, and racist reactions against newcomers.” Read more

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Our First Amendment promises that no one’s freedom of conscience takes precedence over anyone else’s. The Muslim ban is in direct violation of core American principles, say two prominent religious leaders. Read more


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

Advocating Justice

Refugee Vigil

Photo by Alexa Malishchak, Nashville Community Defense, via UMNS

United Methodists are among religious leaders who have called for welcoming the 66 million displaced people in the world along with opposing the Trump Administration's revised travel ban announced March 6. Read more

Advocating Justice

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

Advocating Justice

Chicago Immigration Protest

Photo by Michael Vollmer, UMNS

United Methodist Bishop Sally Dyck issues a pastoral letter including online resources regarding the presidential executive order restricting immigrants and refugees. Read more

Advocating Justice

From NYC to DC

Photo by K Karpen

As we struggle through these days of turmoil under a new federal administration, Jesus' counsel to his disciples remains good guidance for Christian Americans, writes Cynthia B. Astle. Read more

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Bishop Ough 2017

UMCom Photo by Mike DuBose

Bishop Bruce Ough, president of the Council of Bishops, reminds United Methodists that Christ calls his followers to tear down walls between them and strangers. Read more

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Immigration Airport Demonstrations

Photo by Erik Alsgaard, Baltimore-Washington Conference

United Methodists came out in droves over the weekend of Jan. 28-29 to protest President Trump's executive order banning refugees from seven Muslim countries, reports Kathy L. Gilbert of United Methodist News Service. Read more

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