United Methodists respond to Baltimore riots


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Immigration
People wade or ride rafts made from inner tubes across the Suchiate River, which forms part of the border between Guatemala and Mexico, near Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico. The busy, informal crossing is used by migrants as well as by people hauling commercial cargo in both directions. A ride across on one of the inner tube rafts usually costs between 10 and 20 Guatemalan quetzals, roughly $1.25-$2.50 U.S. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Church leaders explore ways to help migrants in Mexico

A group of leaders from the Methodist Church of Mexico and The United Methodist Church traveled to southern Mexico in April to meet with groups working with immigrants crossing into the country.
Disaster Relief
Despite challenges like the gasoline shortage and having to pay customs clearance and taxes on goods, United Methodists in Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Hungary and the Czech Republic continue to help refugees and send supplies into Ukraine. Graphic by Laurens Glass, UM News.

United Methodists continue helping Ukrainian neighbors

Despite challenges like the gasoline shortage and having to pay customs clearance and taxes on goods, churches in Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Hungary and the Czech Republic continue to help refugees and send supplies into Ukraine.
Violence
People react outside the Willie de Leon Civic Center in Uvalde, Texas, where students had been transported from Robb Elementary School after a shooting that left 19 children and two teachers dead. Photo by Marco Bello, Reuters.

Grieving, praying after attack on school

United Methodists are praying for devastated families and a traumatized community after the murder of 19 children and two teachers. The Council of Bishops president is urging laity and clergy to “go on the offense” to stop mass shootings.