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

European Union, faith leaders discuss citizenship

Bishop Wenner urges, ‘Do all you can to strengthen the weakest.

18 Christian, Jewish, Muslim and Hindu leaders from across Europe attend summit to further sense of community. read more »

June 06, 2013

Immigration Reform Grassroots Journal

91-page journal of grassroots actions by United Methodists across the United States on behalf of reforming immigration law. The Immigration Reform Grassroots Journal documents more than 1,000 events, actions and resolutions advocating reform of U... read more »

Posted on April 03, 2013

United Methodist bishops, social-justice agency welcome step forward on immigration reform

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The General Board of Church & Society of The United Methodist Church welcomes the Bipartisan Framework for Comprehensive Immigration Reform presented by eight U.S. Senators Monday, January 28. This framework offers necessary steps towards policy solutions, particularly regarding a pathway to full citizenship for all undocumented... read more»

January 28, 2013

Word from Winkler — Paralyzing anxiety

Faith-based groups agreed last week that a major emphasis will be to seek comprehensive immigration reform in the U.S. because it is basic to the Bible and makes good sense. read more »

by Jim Winkler, General Secretary, General Board of Church and Society
on November 14, 2012

How will immigration reform benefit our country and lives?

In this video, religious leaders from different faith traditions answer the question How will comprehensive immigration reform benefit our country and our lives? Produced by Megan Grove and Christians for Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Posted on August 12, 2012

International Migrants Day

Dec. 18 welcome immigrants, refugees during Advent

United Methodist Task Force on Immigration urges congregations to lift up the global and local realities of migrants, and call for U.S. ratification of Migrant Rights Convention. read more »

November 18, 2011

The broken-open church

A reflection on the Beatitudes and Mark 2:1-12

4 men break through a roof to bring a paralyzed friend to Jesus, and in doing so show where changing the world begins: with making a place of welcome for others in our souls. read more »

by the Rev. Dr. Peter Storey
on November 10, 2011

European migration ‘crises’

Churches should be bridges over fear, prejudices

Migrants are often used as scapegoats for a society’s ‘ailings and failings.’ read more »

by Annegret Kapp
on October 26, 2010

Give me your tired, your poor

A reflection on St. Patrick’s Day

The current U.S. debate on immigration reform seems uncomfortably reminiscent of treatment of Irish immigrants in the 19th century. read more »

by Jeffrey Harlow
on March 23, 2010

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