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Take Action to Welcome Refugees

Refugees are the single most vetted and scrutinized individuals entering the U. S. Yet we have U.S. elected officials who are fully aware of our existing security systems and they are shamefully calling for discrimination against Muslim refugees. With some leaders even calling for the refugee resettlement system to... read more »

Posted by tbruckbauer on November 24, 2015

More migrants expected

United Methodist agencies address global migration

Task to meet basic needs of immigrants, and minister in all aspects of their lives, says mission agency representative. read more »

by Gustavo Vasquez
on October 08, 2015

Getting it done!

It's as good a time as any to take notice of some success — yes, success!

From criminal-justice reform to caring for refugees, United Methodists are making a difference. read more »

by Bill Mefford
on October 08, 2015

Thwart religious litmus test on Syrian refugees

We need clergy and bishops to support welcoming ALL Syrian refugees to the U.S.  Clergy should sign a letter to ensure ALL refugees are welcome: Sign Clergy Letter Now! Our hearts break seeing the images of Syrian refugees seeking safe sanctuary. Unfortunately, Rep. Mike McCaul, R-Texas, recently introduced... read more »

Posted by Bill Mefford on September 29, 2015

Heart-breaking refugee crisis

Tell President Obama to welcome Syrian refugees

100,000 signatures needed to get president’s attention to situation — only 14,000 left to obtain. read more »

by Bill Mefford
on September 24, 2015

Humanitarian crisis in Europe

Not a local or a regional phenomenon

Human trafficking violates right of free movement of people on the move. read more »

by Daniel Obergfell
on September 24, 2015

Watching Syrian refugees stream into Europe has been heart-breaking

We need 100,000 signatures to get the president's attention! Tell him to welcome Syrian refugees right now! But I am glad to say there is something we can do right now! It is clear that the United States must respond with leadership. The U.S. has only resettled 1,517 Syrian... read more »

Posted by Bill Mefford on September 14, 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

Help for unaccompanied migrant children

UMCOR, JFON partnership responds

Grant enables Austin (Texas) Region JFON to increase legal representation. read more »

February 10, 2015

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