Immigration

Social Concerns
Delegates to the Global Young People’s Convocation in Johannesburg, South Africa, vote on legislation that will be presented by youth and young adults at the United Methodist General Conference in 2020. Photo by Eveline Chikwanah, UMNS.

Young people address migration, child marriage

The Global Young People’s Convocation developed proposed changes to the Book of Discipline and Book of Resolutions that will head to the 2020 General Conference.
Immigration
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions had faced official church complaints from fellow United Methodists, but those were dismissed by a district superintendent in the Alabama-West Florida Conference. Photo courtesy U.S. Department of Justice.

Complaints against Sessions dismissed

Conference leaders conclude church law doesn’t apply to ‘political actions’ by the U.S. attorney general.
General Church
The Revs. Pauline Hyekyoung Kang (left) and Motoe Yamada Foor lead the Holy Communion prayer at the opening worship service of the 2018 Ohana Conference. Photo by the Rev. Thomas Kim, UMNS.

Become global leaders, clergywomen told

A challenge given to the 2018 Ohana Conference participants: For Such a Time as This, Put Out into Deep Water.
Immigration
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions faces criticism, even charges under church law, from fellow United Methodists unhappy with his enforcement and justification of the Trump Administration's zero tolerance policy on immigration violations. Official portrait by United States Department of Justice.

Clergy, laity file complaint against Sessions

The attorney general is accused of violating The United Methodist Church’s law through enforcement of zero tolerance immigration policy.

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