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‘Don’t trade kids’ lives’

Faith leaders send letter to Obama

1-sentence letter urges president not to compromise children’s lives in any ‘immigration action.' read more »

September 12, 2014

Turning abstract into reality

United Methodists visit border detention facility in Texas

Strategies discussed on how to respond in ministry to crisis created by unaccompanied children. read more »

by Sam Hodges
on September 02, 2014

‘United Methodist Church made me who I am’

Grandparents, parents modeled commitment to God and common good

God's call from earliest visits to grandparents’ homes to today has been to increase consciousness about lessening injustices. read more »

by Susan Burton, Director of Women’s & Children’s Advocacy, General Board of Church & Society
on September 02, 2014

A 3-year-old boy

Reflections on visit to U.S. Border Patrol’s Temporary Housing Facility

Facility has prison feel, with lights on 24 hours a day and fenced pens for the children. read more »

by Rob Rutland-Brown
on September 02, 2014

Why Honduran children risk journey

Poverty, family separation, violence spur dangerous migration

Poor migrants are greatest wealth of Honduras because U.S. needs cheap labor. read more »

by the Rev. Juan Guerrero
on August 15, 2014

Call on President Obama to Stop Deportations!

Today, in a massive act of civil disobedience at the White House, faith leaders and immigrant rights activists, including Rev. Linda Jaramillo, UCC Executive Minister for Justice and Witness Ministries, will risk arrest to demand that President Barack Obama end his inhumane immigration enforcement policies. In February, 30 faith leaders were... read more »

Posted by General Board of Church and Society on July 31, 2014

Address border humanitarian crisis

Over 40 organizations call on Congress to act

Groups urge emergency aid, attention to underlying causes of violence. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on July 30, 2014

Our blessed responsibility to God’s children

A call for the end to the suffering of children around the world

From the Middle East to the U.S. border, children’s lives seem to be ready pawns used in political arguments, economic wars and military conflicts. read more »

by Bishop Gregory Palmer
on July 30, 2014

1,000 children

Desert Southwest Conference leaders visit Nogales Border Patrol station

United Methodists set out to find out how to help unaccompanied minors who must also be protected from the public. read more »

by the Rev. Dr. Dottie Escobedo‐Frank
on July 22, 2014

Child protection law threatened

Demand Congress reject rollback of anti-trafficking, child protection law

Bipartisan Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act, signed by President Bush, prevents vulnerable children from being exploited. read more »

by Susan Greer Burton
on July 22, 2014

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