Human Rights

Immigration
A U.S. airman with the Joint Task Force-Crisis Response embraces a mother after helping reunite her family at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, Aug. 20. United Methodist churches, conferences, agencies and partner nonprofits are working to help arriving refugees make a good start in the U.S. Photo by Cpl. Davis Harris, U.S. Marine Corps.

United Methodists pitch in with Afghan resettlement

Local churches, conferences, agencies and partner nonprofits work to help arriving refugees make a good start in the U.S.
Racism
The Rev. Janet L. Wolf. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Remembering a civil rights giant

"Rip" Patton, who died Aug. 24 at age 81, was a Freedom Rider in the 1960s and never stopped challenging people to build a better world.
Social Concerns
The Rev. Estelito Binuya Jr., chaplain at Harris Memorial College in Taytay, Philippines, prays for the offerings for the day at the Edukasyon sa Pagpapakatao students’ community food pantry. More than 500 needy families benefited from the three-day ministry at Harris Memorial College. Photo courtesy of Harris Memorial College.

Filipinos join massive pantry movement

In times of scarcity and crisis, United Methodists and their neighbors find ways to share with the community.
Racism
A person reacts outside the Hennepin County Government Center in Minneapolis after the guilty verdict handed down April 20 in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd. While expressing the sense that the verdict was just, United Methodist leaders urged continuing work toward dismantling widespread racism and systemic injustice against people of color. Photo by Carlos Barria, Reuters.

United Methodists react to Chauvin verdict

Church leaders praised the justice of the verdict against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in the killing of George Floyd, but cautioned that much work lies ahead to overcome systemic racism.

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