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‘Blooming in the desert’

Ministry sites in New Mexico, Texas visited by social-justice agency delegation

‘It is always a joy to see the way the reign of God is being expressed in the ministries our United Methodist conferences,’ General Board of Church & Society head says. read more »

by the Rev. Clayton Childers
on December 18, 2014

Reach out to immigrants

United Methodist congregations can help ensure fair treatment

Bishop who is grandson of pioneers, of hard-scrabble farmers, and son of ‘greatest generation’ cannot deny others this legacy. read more »

by Bishop Bruce Ough
on December 18, 2014

‘Migration will revitalize the Church’

Global consultation convenes in Germany

Attendees discuss what it means to be a global church in a time when migration is happening from everywhere to everywhere. read more »

by Dr. Arthur McClanahan
on December 12, 2014

Be messengers of hope

A statement on President Obama’s Executive Action on Immigration

Question remains unanswered as to why House of Representatives will not act on a Senate-approved bill. read more »

by Bishop Julius Trimble
on December 05, 2014

Support Immigrant Families: Expand Deferred Action

We need YOU to call your member of Congress NOW! Tell Congress that you support President Obama using his authority to expand deferred action to immigrant families! Call 1-888-427-0530; use our sample script: Tell Congress: "My name is _______ and I'm from (City, State, Congregation, Community). As... read more »

Posted by Emma Escobar on December 02, 2014

Commendable ‘critical first step’

Letter to Obama on immigration executive order

Social-justice agency welcomes actions extending deferred status, ending ‘Secure Communities.’ read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on November 22, 2014

‘Good news indeed’

Response to president's executive order on immigration

United Methodists had hoped for more, but believe president has done what he had authority to do, says bishop. read more »

by Bishop Minerva Carcaño
on November 21, 2014

Social-justice agency commends president for ‘critical first step’

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The United Methodist General Board of Church & Society (GBCS) has sent a letter to President Obama commending him on his Nov. 20 executive order that extends deferred status to as many as 5 million undocumented immigrants. The letter also emphasizes that this executive order is a &ldquo... read more»

November 21, 2014

Keep families together

St. Frances in Foothills UMC offers sanctuary

Downloadable toolkit addresses logistics of getting involved in Sanctuary Movement to protest deportations. read more »

by Jim Wiltbank
on November 04, 2014

‘Just love people’

Seeking immigration reform does not mean breaking laws

Instead of debating change that may or not occur, pray for ways to honor God through loving, welcoming the immigrant in our midst. read more »

by the Rev. Elizabeth Murray
on October 20, 2014

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