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Threatening Sanctuary Cities misguided

Time for Congress to address gun-violence epidemic

Don’t let one person’s actions demonize whole community says social-justice agency testimony. read more »

by Bill Mefford
on July 28, 2015

#FreeFamilies

Take a selfie to help end family detention

Families should not be indefinitely detained in subpar conditions — but it is happening nonetheless! read more »

by Bill Mefford
on July 10, 2015

I want to be a ‘Cornhusker’

Nebraska makes human-rights reforms

In same month, Cornhusker State repeals death penalty and allows undocumented immigrants driver's licenses.. read more »

by Bill Mefford
on June 08, 2015

‘The world is coming to our parish’

Rephrase of Wesley provides often ignored but profoundly radical challenge

How do we break parochial mindset to recognize all people as our spiritual siblings whose lives, sufferings and joys ought to be part of our primary concern? read more »

by David Field
on June 08, 2015

Looking beyond asylum

MPI outlines building blocks to more comprehensive humanitarian protection strategy

Series of Transatlantic Council on Migration reports examines increasingly strained global protection system. read more »

June 08, 2015

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

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