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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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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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For Christians, the plight of immigrant children being held in unsanitary conditions in camps along the U.S.-Mexico border isn't merely a political crisis; it's a failure to heed scripture's clear instructions, writes the Rev. Jim Parsons. 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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The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) issues a statement supporting better treatment for immigrant children held in detention by the U.S. Border Patrol, and reports on its efforts to provide care for them in the past few months. Read more

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The Rev. Jack Amick of the General Board of Global Ministries reports on how United Methodists are helping and advocating for children and families at the U.S.-Mexico border. 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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Silence is a spiritual virtue that Christians should nurture, but they must also be aware of the times when silence indicates a great harm is going on, writes the Rev. Paul Graves. Read more

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United Methodists from the Pacific Northwest Annual Conference conducted morning prayer as an act of public witness at the Federal Detention Center near SeaTac in Washington State. Read more

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Western Jurisdiction groups have notified annual conferences of resources available to help immigrant families. Read more

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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. Read more

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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. Read more

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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. Read more

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The bishops "call upon United Methodists to be public witnesses regarding the plight and conditions of these children." Read more

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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. Read more

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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. Read more

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An ad hoc group of some 600 laity and clergy have formally filed church complaints against U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions that he has violated United Methodist law as a member. Read more

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Submission to authority, not compassion, is the overriding rule of "law and order Christianity," writes the Rev. Morgan Guyton. Read more

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