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Methodist deaconess Kathryn Maurer is seen in a 1935 photograph. Courtesy of California State Library.

Kathryn Maurer: Methodist Angel Welcomed Immigrants

Meet a deaconess whose kindness and dedication to those seeking a new life made headlines in her day. View

People line up for lunch at Santa Anita Park in April 1942. The park, a converted racetrack, was the United States’ largest assembly center for Japanese Americans on their way to internment camps. Photo courtesy of Creative Commons/National Archives and Records Administration

Amid hysteria, a call for hospitality

Bishop Roy Sano personally attests to the costs of fear. He was among the U.S. citizens the U.S. government interned during World War II. Read More

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

Refugees await crossing from Hungary into Austria. Photo © UNHCR/Mark Henley

Welcoming refugees as ‘fellow pilgrims’ in Europe

Both immediate actions and long-term perspectives are needed in crisis, says European Methodist Council. Read More

United Methodist Bishop Minerva Carcaño (left) visits with Regino Enrique, 5, and his mother, Macaria, at the immigrant welcome center at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in McAllen, Texas. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Becoming an immigrant welcoming community

Tips and resources about how to be in mission alongside and among immigrant communities. Read More

United Methodists in Hungary are a part of Hungarian Interchurch Aid and have assisted in the refugee effort. Photo by Fekete Dániel, HIA-Hungary, ACT Alliance.

Welcoming the Stranger: Difficult and Necessary

The United Methodist Church in Europe and at the global level is responding to the migration crisis. See answers to some of the most common concerns. Read More

Woman holds candle. Photo by Courtney Carmody, courtesy of Flickr.

United Methodist Prayer for the Migrant Crisis

'Grant us the wisdom to act in a way that turns history upside down.' Committee on Relief asks for solidarity with those fleeing conflict. More

Image of a Bible opened on a stand. Photo illustration by Kathryn Price, United Methodist Communications

Welcoming the Stranger: A Bible Study

This brief study guide helps users consider what the concepts of strangers, aliens and refugees mean when used in the Bible. Read More

Migrants crowd the Keleti pályaudvar train station  in Budapest while waiting passage to other countries within the European Union. Photo by Daniel Peters for United Methodist News Service.

United Methodists find challenges, blessings in Europe’s migration crisis

'To seek asylum is one of the human rights,' says German bishop. Churches worry about deaths of those trying to get to Europe and xenophobic acts against refugees. Read More

In recent months, the numbers of unaccompanied minors from Central America crossing the U.S. border has surged, drawing both concern and criticism. In this file photo, an abandoned sandal lies just across the border from Mexico near Friendship Park in San Diego. Photo by Mike DuBose.

World Refugee Day resources

On June 20th, we celebrate the courage, strength and determination shown by millions of refugees worldwide. Find resources for congregations, advocates, and individuals looking to make an impact. Read More

Rights of Immigrants

We urge the Church and society to recognize the gifts, contributions, and struggles of those who are immigrants and to advocate for justice for all. Read More

Archives: Immigration Resources

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Archives: Immigration Multimedia

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What the Church Says: Immigration

The official statements below are from The Book of Resolutions and The Book of Discipline. Statements and resolutions from these books are submitted to, and voted on by delegates, at General Conference, which occurs every four years. General Conference sets policy for the mission and ministry of the church and... Read More

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