Immigration

Social Concerns
Immigrants who have just been released from a U.S. Border Patrol detention facility wait at the bus station in McAllen, Texas, in this photo from Aug. 1. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Bishops: Don't villainize migrants

In a statement, United Methodist bishops as well as Methodist colleagues in Mexico and El Salvador called on their churches and governments to do more to welcome the caravans of people seeking refuge.
Immigration
Tim Tanton. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Commentary: How UMNS covers displaced peoples

The official news agency of The United Methodist Church must tell the world how the church is responding to one of the greatest humanitarian crises of our time — the movement of displaced peoples around the globe.
Social Concerns
Bishop Felipe Ruiz Aguilar of the Methodist Church of Mexico (front) and Roberto Casares of El Divino Redentor Methodist Church help serve dinner to migrants and others living on the street at Mariachi Plaza in Mexicali, Mexico, in August 2018. Ruiz was among six bishops of the Methodist Church of Mexico who signed a statement urging better treatment of refugees. File photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Mexican bishops urge better treatment of migrants

Be “water and manna in the desert” to migrants, six Mexican bishops exhort in a statement.
Immigration
People living on the street, many of them migrants, pray during a worship service and dinner provided by El Divino Redentor Methodist Church at Mariachi Plaza in Mexicali, Mexico.

Love of Christ extends to immigrants living on street

Christians offering food for body and soul to immigrants living in deplorable conditions.

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