Undocumented, low-income residents in Ellensburg receive JFON support

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By Pastor Jen Stuart | Photos by Rob Fraser It all started with Shady Acres Mobile Home Park. Although we have a Hispanic Apostolica congregation that...

15,000 Dreamers have become undocumented immigrants. What’s a church to do?

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In the four months since the Trump Administration announced that it would be ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, nearly 15,000 Dreamers have become undocumented immigrants. The Rev. Lyda Pierce offers this call to action to United Methodists who may be wondering what the Church can, and should, do about it.

Listening for God’s Call

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"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.

United Methodist justice agency calls Senate immigration bill inadequate

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People celebrate the Posada Without Borders at El Faro Park in Tijuana, Mexico, across the border fence from San Diego. A UMNS photo by...

Lenten stories of “Pain and Hope” recognize diversity within

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Dr. Jamal Gabobe (second from left) enjoys the soup supper before his presentation about Somalia and his life as a Somali immigrant to the...

8 ways Churches can respond to the separation of asylum-seeking families: Choose (at least)...

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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.

Immigration Call to Action

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Scenes from a protest at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, Wash. in 2014.   Immigration Call to Action By Pastor Lorellen Nausner | Photos by Jesse...

Statement in Support of Ministry with Detained & Separated Families

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The Western Jurisdiction Immigration Task Force’s mission is to help equip our Annual Conferences to be in ministry with their immigrant and migrant neighbors.At...

1000 Children

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By Rev. Dr. Dottie Escobedo-Frank It didn’t look like anything out of the ordinary for the border town of Nogales. My hometown is used to...

Lost Boy finds help at Justice for Our Neighbors

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The United Methodist program Justice For our Neighbors (JFON) is an advocacy and support group that provides legal help for immigrants and refugees. Church...

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