The Truth Behind Detention Centers

During my trip to the border, I spent one afternoon viewing an Operation Streamline court hearing. This program was started in 2005 by the Bish Administration to process migrants crossing the boarder illegally through the criminal justice system. The National Immigration Forum describes the program as follows: Operation Streamline forces undocumented... read more »

Posted by Elizabeth Murray on July 24, 2013

Ana: A DREAMer’s story

Children brought to the United States by undocumented immigrant parents can apply for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).  An issue becomes more than an issue when you know someone who is affected by said issue. I started learning about the injustices in our immigration system and the trials... read more »

Posted by Elizabeth Murray on July 17, 2013

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

Uruguay Methodist leader dies

The Rev. Emilio Castro, 85, combined faith with commitment to justice

Helped define global ecumenical movement as top executive of the World Council of Churches from 1985-92. read more »

by Linda Bloom
on April 10, 2013

Deteriorating human rights

Honduras called most dangerous country

Call your U.S. senators to demand suspension of aid to the Honduras police and military until human rights improve and the total impunity they enjoy is suspended. read more »

by Nan McCurdy
on February 03, 2012

Focus on Haiti

6-month review of recovery efforts

U.S. Congressional Black Caucus will host program in Rayburn Building, July 27. read more »

July 26, 2010

Restore rights in Honduras

Letter calls for OAS mediation

Interfaith, human rights coalition urges ‘de facto government’ to open dialogue with deposed president. read more »

October 06, 2009

Missionaries say restore Honduras president

Applaud Obama's ‘refreshing’ Latin America approach

36 United Methodist missionaries sign letter calling for ‘robust, timely’ response. read more »

July 20, 2009

Victory for Haiti

$1.2 billion in debt cancelled

5-year campaign to win relief for Haiti finally pays off. read more »

July 06, 2009

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