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Hope on the border

The Rev. Jack Amick, UMCOR’s Director of Global Migration, talks about the human side of migration at the U.S.-Mexico Border. He has experienced both great sadness as well as hope.

Future uncertain for Liberians in U.S.

Bishop Samuel J. Quire, Jr. preaching

Liberians living in the U.S. fear deportation, but the UMC in Liberia is preparing to welcome its brothers and sisters back home.

Responding to families at the border

Bishop Minerva Carcaño kisses a baby.

Cindy Johnson, a United Methodist deaconess, recently led a group of church leaders to the Matamoros Bridge in Brownsville, TX. 

JFON – Michigan is in Tijuana

JFON Michigan staff at border wall between Mexico and U.S.

Five members of the JFON – Michigan team arrived in Tijuana, Mexico on January 27 for a week of service with Otro Lado, a local organization assisting migrants.

UMC’s top five stories in 2018

Members of the Commission on A Way Forward mingle

The struggle to hold The United Methodist Church together despite longstanding division over homosexuality was the denomination’s top news story of 2018.

Face to face at the border wall

Rev. Jill Zundel among those kneeling in the Pacific Ocean to pray

More than 300 faith leaders — including United Methodists from Michigan — walked to the border wall in San Diego on December 10th to bring blessing to people in Tijuana.

Join week of action for migrants

Mexican family who migrated to San Diego, CA

A national week of action, “Love Knows No Borders,” is scheduled December 10-18. Here’s how you can learn, give and act in solidarity with those seeking refuge in the U.S.

Caring for the migrant caravan

Migrant children playing among tents at Tijuana border

United Methodist leaders say many people of faith see the members of the migrant caravan as children of God escaping desperate situations back home. Many congregations are offering them aid.

‘Standing with’ at the southern border

Crossing from US into Mexico

Rev. Paul Perez has just returned to Michigan after a journey across the international bridge from the U.S. into Mexico. Here is his first-hand account of that experience.

Board calls for compassion at border

Worshipping at border between US and Mexico

The board of directors of the General Board of Church and Society adopted the following statement at its meeting Oct. 24-26, 2018, in San Antonio, Texas.

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