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J.M. Smith founded Disciple Dojo and RefugeeJitsu to help refugee children build confidence and assimilate.

United Methodist Teaches Martial Arts to Refugees

JM Smith found a way to strengthen relationships with his young new neighbors. “I would want that if I suddenly found myself in another part of the world.” View

Nabil Minas, a refugee from Syria, carries his children to the shore of the Greek island of Lesbos.

Who are migrants? A Reflection for Global Migration Sunday

The United Methodist Church suggests ways that people can provide radical hospitality to those displaced from their home countries. View

Brigette Dietz (left) visits with her friend Sahize, a recent immigrant from Syria, at a weekly gathering for coffee, cake and conversation at the United Methodist Church in Lorsbach, Germany. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

German Churches Welcome Migrants

Nearly 500 United Methodist congregations in Germany have reached out to displaced peoples. View

Members of the Cathedral of the Rockies First United Methodist help Syrian refugees, the Al Aboud family, get settled in their new home. Photo by Kisker Productions.

Refugees Find Freedom, Welcome at Boise Church

“Helping refugees isn’t a political issue, it’s a discipleship issue.” United Methodists in Idaho support families new to the U.S. View

Pastor Rolf Held talks about how United Methodist church members in Germany have welcomed refugees fleeing war-torn countries. Image from video by UMCOR.

United Methodists in Germany Welcome Refugees

A United Methodist pastor in southern Germany describes the impact that thousands of refugees have had on his community. View

UMTV: Border Separates Families at Christmas

For those divided by the border fence between San Diego and Tijuana, the wall is a reminder of Mary and Joseph's experience of rejection. View

Women immigrants who traveled alone were often at risk when they arrived at Ellis Island in the late 19th century. Public domain image.

Methodist History: Welcoming Women Immigrants

Alma Mathews made her mission field Ellis Island. She and others offered a safety net for women traveling alone. View

United Methodist Bishop Minerva Carcaño (right) and the Rev. Javier Leyva (standing) pray with Elmer Moreno Gonsales and his daughters Mariela (left) and Katerin

Bishops Explain Border Crisis

How churches can help children fleeing violence in Central America. View

A child kicks a ball on the soccer fields of Seville Trinity United Methodist Church in Florida.

UMTV: Church Soccer Outreach

It's a net win. Learn how a Florida church used soccer to reach out to immigrants. View

Joining Families at the Border: Rev. John Fanestil

Offering prayers and Communion on both sides of the wall, the Rev. John Fanestil serves loved ones separated at the U.S.-Mexico border. View

Feeding Bodies, Souls at the Border: Rev. Saul Montiel

For those struggling to survive in drainage areas along the Tijuana River, the Rev. Sal Montiel is a welcome sight, providing food and compassion. View

Slideshow: Bishops visit U.S./Mexico border

United Methodist bishops from around the world immersed themselves in the reality of life at the U.S. border to learn more about ministry there. View

Deportations Leave Teen Alone

When Jasmine Franco's parents had to leave the U.S., church friends gave her shelter. Now she is the first in her family to go to college. View

A Justice for Our Neighbors volunteer fills out paperwork for a client seeking legal help.

Legal Aid for Immigrants

Advocacy programs have stepped in to help thousands of immigrants seeking legal help in the U.S. View