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U.S. Refugee Resettlement

Three faith-based groups that assist with refugee resettlement, including one supported by The United Methodist Church, are suing the federal government over a ruling giving state and local governments power to block resettlement. Read more

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Along with other faith leaders, the Rev. Dr. Susan Henry-Crowe, top executive of the General Board of Church and Society, has denounced the cap on refugee resettlement. Read more

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Faith-based resettlement programs, including those in which The United Methodist Church participates, are denouncing the proposed reduction of refugees the current administration proposes. Read more

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Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry gives a biblical rationale for opposing a cap on the number of refugees admitted to the United States. Read more

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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

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Lancaster Protest

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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

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There's only one legitimate Christian response to refugees fleeing violence and persecution, writes the Rev. Dr. Christy Thomas. Read more

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Immigration

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The United Methodist Church's social-action agency has rejected President Donald Trump's executive order to begin building a wall on the southern U.S. border and to restrict immigration against Muslim refugees. Read more

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Immigration Prayer

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Anticipating that President Donald Trump will crack down on Muslim refugee resettlement, a coalition of faith leaders including United Methodists issued a strong message of support for refugees. Read more

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