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Elizabeth Jimenez (foreground) helps sort donated clothing for recent immigrants from Central America in the welcome center at the Holding Institute in Laredo, Texas. Jimenez was a student in the boarding school at Holding, a United Methodist Women National Mission Institution. She is flanked by, from left: Rosa Maria Narvaez, Lydia Mejorado and Elva Guzman. The volunteers are United Methodist Women from La Trinidad United Methodist Church in Laredo. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Nonprofit finds new life in meeting immigrants’ needs

United Methodist Women-supported Holding Institute has become a center of humanitarian relief in Laredo Read More

A coyote, or smuggler, (right) uses his hands to paddle a rubber raft full of immigrants across the Rio Grande from Mexico to the U.S. side of the river in Roma, Texas. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

Border visit brings immigration crisis into focus

Reacting to the surge from Central America, United Methodist delegation comes to Rio Grande Valley for tour and strategizing. Read More

Clay Jenkins, United Methodist and member of the Dallas County commission. Photo by Sam Hodges, UMNS

Border crisis had politician leading, tweeting

Clay Jenkins, a United Methodist, led Dallas County to offer taking in unaccompanied minors from Central America. Read More

Bishop Minerva Carcaño speaks to the press during the immigration rally events in Washington on July 31, 2014.

United Methodists risk arrest in deportation protest

July 31, 2014

Streaming video shows faith leaders joining in an act of civil disobedience at U.S. White House in support of immigration reform. View

United Methodist bishops from all over the world visit the U.S. - Mexico border to immerse themselves in the reality of life at the Southern border of the U.S. and sharpen their focus on how the church can be in ministry to persons residing there. May 7, 2013.  Here Bishop Minerva Carcaño, Bishop Gregory Palmer and others prayer with a young man, Angelo Mondragon, on the Mexico Bridge. Photo by Kathleen Barry, UMNS; Photo by Kathleen Barry, UMNS

Border crisis: Resources for a faithful response

The United Methodist Church is providing care, legal counsel, and resources to minors fleeing to the U.S. from Central America. Learn how to help. More

United Methodist faith leaders, other faith groups, labor leaders and immigrants face arrest after a prayer vigil at the White House on Feb. 17, 2014 in support of progress on immigration reform and an end to deportations. File photo by Jay Mallin, United Methodist News Service.

Live Video: Watch July 31 immigration witness

United Methodists are again taking part in an act of civil disobedience to end deportations. See live streaming video now. More

Pray for the Children

Bishop Fierro Harvey says the thousands of youngsters fleeing dire circumstances in Central America need our spiritual support. ‘Let us join in prayer.’ Read More

James Makuac listens to Adrienne Kittos, an attorney for JFON. Image from video by Andrew Jensen.

Lost Boy finds help at Justice for Our Neighbors

He was a Lost Boy from Sudan and now faces more challenges trying to reconnect with his family. Hear how a United Methodist group is coming to his aid. View

The Rev. Juan Guerrero baptizes a child in Honduras. Photo courtesy of the Rev. Juan Guerrero

Commentary: Why Honduran children are coming to U.S.

The leader of the United Methodist mission in Honduras discusses the root causes of why children take on the dangerous journey to the United States. Read More

Our blessed responsibility to God’s children

Bishop Gregory V. Palmer says children in humanitarian crisis need our help. ‘We have been given to love all children and be their protectors.’ Read More

Young people from Central America wear shoes without laces. Photo courtesy Viky Garcia, Laredo Humanitarian Relief Team.

Church seeks to meet needs in border crisis

United Methodists turning attention to “sobering” crisis of unaccompanied minors and others from Central America crossing into U.S. 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, UMNS.

United Methodists tending to immigrant minors

United Methodists participated in June 22 training to provide help, pastoral care for hundreds of unaccompanied minors crossing borders into U.S. Read More

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

United Methodist Women to explore immigrant rights

As a national debate on immigration continues, the Women’s Division of the United Methodist Board of Global Ministries has decided to make immigrant and refugee rights a priority. Read More

United Methodist mission agency rejects harsh laws against immigrants

The United Methodist Board of Global Ministries called upon Congress to refrain from enacting harsh and intolerant laws against undocumented workers. Read More

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