Immigration

Deportations Create Issues for Mexican Border Towns

We do not always see it, but there are repercussions from the United States’ immigration policies for our neighbor, Mexico. In 2012 alone, the Obama Administration deported 409,849 undocumented immigrants, many of whom left behind U.S. American born children. More people have been deported during Obama's presidency than ever... read more»

Posted by Elizabeth Murray on July 10, 2013

Border Security and the Christian Faith

Duke Divinity students participate in communion at the U.S./Mexico border. One of the most common phrases you hear in the Senate immigration debate is “border security.” This is one of the few things that many Republicans and Democrats find common ground. They want to secure the... read more»

Posted by Elizabeth Murray on June 26, 2013

Week(s) in Review Jan. 28 - Feb. 8

As Jim Winkler mentioned in his column last week, it's been a very significant two weeks for several justice issues. The Boy Scouts of America said Feb. 6 that it needed more time for a "deliberate review" of its policy banning gay Scouts and leaders. (UMNS file photo by Mike... read more»

Posted by Michelle Whittaker on February 11, 2013

Wanna see my letter to Santa?

Our boys have gotten too old (unfortunately!), but I remember them writing letters to Santa asking for their hearts' desires, and us deciding on how much of their hearts' desires we could afford! As they get older they get harder to shop for, but I think I have gotten old... read more»

Posted by Bill Mefford on December 17, 2012

Advent: Christian Call to Hospitality

Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some people have entertained angels without knowing it. Hebrews 13:2 I just returned from a UM gathering in Chugiak, Alaska. The temperatures were colder than I have ever experienced. Having grown up in the southern part of the United States, I... read more»

Posted by Susan Burton on December 03, 2012

The Time for Just and Humane Immigration Reform is Now

As followers of Jesus Christ, we cannot miss the greatest opportunity we have had in decades to impact the national debate in creating a more just humane immigration system. After the U.S. election, Senator John McCain stated emphatically that he agreed with the calls for comprehensive immigration reform. Though... read more»

Posted by Bill Mefford on November 21, 2012

Labor Day, with Tomatoes and Justice For All

God of shop and marketplace, of farm and studio, Of factory and shipping lane, of school and busy home: Bless the produce of our hands. Redeem our work for Kingdom-use. By Your grace, our efforts stand, all offered up to You. There in Eden, You proclaimed that we should work... read more»

Posted by Rev. Andy Oliver, Florida Conference United Methodist Elder on August 31, 2012

Supreme Court immigration rulng ‘significant’ start

Faith groups hail Supreme Court ruling on Arizona law as ‘significant’ start Express concern ‘racial profiling’ provision still stands, possibly awaiting other legal challenges United Methodists joined other faith groups in hailing the Supreme Court decision this week that declared Arizona’s controversial SB1070 immigration... read more»

Posted by Wayne Rhodes on June 27, 2012

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