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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.
Immigration
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Order ending family separations welcomed

Still, United Methodists cautioned that details of any policy shift are important and stressed that the executive order isn’t enough.
Local Church
United Methodist Insurance, a part of the General Council on Finance and Administration, has put together a free, downloadable booklet on how churches can prepare for natural disasters and extreme weather. Artwork courtesy of GCFA.

Help for churches in preparing for disaster

United Methodist Insurance has produced a free e-booklet to help churches prepare for whatever emergencies the weather brings.
Violence
The Rev Alicia Coltzer-Besser, superintendent of the Texas Conference's Southeast District, and her mother, Margaret Henck. Heck was substitute teaching at Santa Fe High School, near Galveston, Texas, when a mass shooting occurred there May 18. She was unharmed. Photo courtesy Texas Conference.

United Methodists, bishop respond to school shooting

United Methodists in the Santa Fe, Texas, area and Bishop Scott Jones have responded to a deadly school shooting.

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