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A person standing in the United States reaches their hand toward Mexico along the border fence at El Faro Park in Tijuana, Mexico, in 2012. United Methodists are joining opposition to a new “zero tolerance” policy that is separating immigrant families. File photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

United Methodists fight separation of immigrant families

A new “zero tolerance” policy which takes children away from their families is inhumane, faith leaders say. Read More

Faith & Facts Card: Global Migration

Read what the Bible, The United Methodist Church, and the facts say about global migration and refugees. Finally, what do you say? 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

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

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

United Methodist leaders join a rally in support of immigrants' rights during the Women's Assembly May 1 in St. Louis. A UMNS photo by Mike DuBose.

Hope and Hospitality: Tools for Leaders

This resource, produced by United Methodist Women, is a tool for worship, education and action on immigrant and civil rights. Read More

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