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

Analysis of U.S. deportations

Migration Policy Institute examines criminality, origin, of deportees

91% of deportees men in 2003-2013; Mexicans, Central Americans disproportionately targeted. read more »

October 20, 2014

‘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

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

Escobar joins social-justice agency

Will lead immigration-reform grassroots organizing

Will advocate denomination’s policy positions on Capitol Hill, communicate to grassroots teams, congregations. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on August 25, 2014

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