Featured Topic: Immigration
The United Methodist Church’s Social Principles include this statement: “We recognize, embrace, and affirm all persons, regardless of country of origin, as members of the family of God. We affirm the right of all persons to equal opportunities for employment, access to housing, health care, education, and freedom from social discrimination. 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.”
This section of UMC.org outlines historical context, information, and headlines related to the topic of Immigration. We invite you to learn more about the official position of the church. Find resources and learn ways you can get involved.
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What is the denomination's position?
- Social Principles
- Call for Comprehensive Immigration Reform
- Immigration and Family Unity
- Welcoming the Migrant to the U.S.
- Global Migration and the Quest for Justice
- United States-Mexico Border
United Methodists, faith leaders arrested
Faith leaders and immigration activists arrested in July 31 protest of deportation of 1,100 people daily by President Obama's administration. Read More
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 Methodists risk arrest in deportation protest
Streaming video shows faith leaders joining in an act of civil disobedience at U.S. White House in support of immigration reform. More
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
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
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
Chicago Area bishop to join immigration rally
Families separated by deportation “need to know… leadership of The United Methodist Church cares,” says Bishop Sally Dyck. Read More
No More Deportations: Immigration Pray-In
On Feb. 17, 2014, United Methodists spoke — and were arrested — in front of the White House to bring attention to nearly 2 million deportations. View
Tijuana: Where the world’s migrants wait
United Methodist Church and Methodist Church of Mexico reach out to those trapped between nations, hiding and becoming prey to many. Read More
Feeling God’s presence on the border
'God's mercy will outlast all national boundaries,' says pastor as bishops join faithful for Holy Communion while standing in two nations. Read More