Does it even matter if Jesus was a refugee?
Offering hospitality and compassion to the stranger is a foundation and repeated message of the Bible. How then, is Jesus' childhood status as a refugee something to deny?
Western Jurisdiction UMVIM coordinators are offering two Immigration Immersions to Tucson, Arizona, in March 2020. Participants will have the opportunity to learn from those in ministry at the border and will have the opportunity to spend one day in Nogales, Mexico.
Japanese American United Methodists offer support of immigrants, reminder of history
In response to escalating attacks on immigrants to the United States, Japanese American United Methodists are finding ways to offer their support for immigrants. As Sasha Terry shares, many also see echos today of the racist acts that led to the incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans during World War II.
A Sunday of Solidarity for Suffering Children | Sunday, June 30
In light of the recent news about children in U.S. government holding facilities along the U.S.-Mexico border, the United Methodist Committee on Relief has...
Can you Imagine being separated from your family?
By Libby Marie Hall Do you remember that early 70s song Imagine? Please take a moment and listen to this song from John Lennon. This...
Community Organizer on a Mission
Global Missions Fellow Angela Reed is assigned to Tacoma Community House. She shares with us some her work as a community organizer for TCH, learning and educating others about their important welcoming work.
Justice for our Neighbors has never been more important
Central Washington Justice for Our Neighbors provides an update on their important work in the wake a difficult week in our nation and an opportunity to help support it. Every dollar donated to CWJFON between now and December 31st will be matched up to $10,000.
Listening for God’s Call
"It started with an invitation by the Church Council of Greater Seattle, Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) and the ACLU..." Theresa Greco, a member of Edmonds United Methodist Church's the Immigration Ministries Committee, shares how offering hospitality to immigrant women released from detention has blessed 'guests' and church members alike.
8 ways Churches can respond to the separation of asylum-seeking families: Choose (at least)...
Sharing how she can get "overwhelmed by feelings of anger and sadness" as she hears the stories of families who were separated as they entered the US, Rev. Lyda Pierce reminds us of the importance of action in countering such feelings. She also shares a new toolkit with 8 ways faith communities can respond.
Declaración Pastoral en Apoyo a las Familias Detenidas y Separadas
La misión del Comité de Trabajo de Inmigración es ayudar a equipar a nuestras Conferencias Anuales que estén en ministerio con los inmigrantes y...