March to end family detention

United Methodist Women joins rally in Dilley, Texas

Advocates urge Obama administration to stop detention of women, child refugees, criminalization of immigrants. read more »

by Carol Barton
on May 15, 2015

United Methodist Heritage Sunday

'Welcoming the stranger' theme

May 24 observance will highlight the work of Alma Matthews and others within the denomination who welcomed the immigrant. read more »

May 15, 2015

New immigrant detainer form

Fails to provide judicial determination to support requested detention

Continues to request local law-enforcement detain persons identified as deportable by ICE beyond release date for transfer to immigration. read more »

May 15, 2015

‘I Wish My Dreams Were in Your Politics’

500 protest at family-detention center in Dilley, Texas

When families fleeing violence or brutal conditions arrive in the U.S., they are placed in detention centers with wretched conditions in remote places. read more »

by Bill Mefford
on May 07, 2015

2015 Peace with Justice grants

General Board of Church & Society awards $41,400 to 15 ministriesGeneral Board of Church & Society awards $41,400 to 15 ministries

Projects in 5 Central Conferences, every U.S. jurisdiction witness to God's demand for faithful, just, secure world. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on April 24, 2015

Feeling ‘strangely warmed’

Concern, advocacy for migrant workers

The global public square has become what to Wesley were the itinerant ministry and priesthood of all believers. read more »

by the Rev. Liberato Bautista
on April 24, 2015

$41,400 Peace with Justice grants go to 15 ministries around the globe

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The United Methodist General Board of Church & Society (GBCS) has awarded $41,400 to 15 Peace with Justice ministries around the world. The grants are in conjunction with the denomination’s Peace with Justice Sunday, which witnesses to God's demand for a faithful, just, disarmed and... read more»

April 16, 2015

Ecumenical Advocacy Days ask

Visits to Capitol Hill, Monday, April 20

Lobby day visits will ask for reform of federal criminal-justice and immigrant-detention policies. read more »

April 13, 2015

Driver’s licenses for undocumented immigrants

Minnesota Bishop Ough joins other faith leaders in support

Letter sent to members of Minnesota House Transportation Policy & Finance Committee supports legislation to authorize. read more »

by Christa Meland
on April 13, 2015

Strengthening ties that bind

United Methodist Women awards grant to Justice for Our Neighbors

$50,000 grant divided among four JFON sites: Northern Illinois, Iowa, West Michigan, Southeastern Michigan. read more »

by Laura Sonnenmark
on April 02, 2015

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