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Social-justice agency commends president for ‘critical first step’

The United Methodist General Board of Church & Society sent a letter to President Obama commending him on his executive order extending deferred status to as many as 5 million undocumented immigrants. Read More

The Rev. Esdra Seda introduces Pilar Molina, whose husband has been detained since January 2014, during a prayer vigil at Haws Avenue United Methodist Church, Norristown, Penn.  Photo by John Coleman.

United Methodist message: ‘Suspend deportations’

During April 5-6 weekend of action, church members pray for immigrant families torn apart and call on President to act. Read More

Photo by Bill Fulton, WAFB Photo.

Black caucus commits to increase advocacy

Mass incarceration, violence, voter rights and immigration reform are among issues raised for the group to address. Read More

United Methodist faith leaders, other faith groups, labor leaders and immigrants during prayer vigil at the White House in support of progress on immigration reform. Washington, D.C., on Feb. 17. Photo by Jay Mallin, UMNS.

Devastation of deportations must end, bishops declare in letter to President

Members of the United Methodist Immigration Task Force sent a letter to President Obama Feb. 25 stating the policy of mass deportations is “morally reprehensible and must end.”The letter follows an act of civil disobedience by 32 faith leaders who were arrested in front of the White House on Feb. 17. Undocumented... Read More

What is the United Methodist stance on immigration reform?

Read the church's statements on immigration-related issues. Read More

Why I chose to be arrested in D.C.

For Bill Mefford, the pray-in at the White House to halt deportations was to “cry out for the lives of those so easily crushed.” Read More

Call for Comprehensive Immigration Reform

We assert that immigrants are children of God made in God's image, affirm the labor and struggle of the undocumented worker, and assert that immigrant children deserve to be educated and provided with basic social services. Read More