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Shining a light on global migration crisis
On Dec. 3, United Methodist churches are encouraged to participate in a day of prayer and special offering to support displaced people around the world. Thomas Kemper, top executive of the United Methodist Board of Global Ministries, said the mission of Global Migration Sunday is threefold: Learn, pray, respond. Julie Dwyer has the story. Read more.

 

Bishops Back Special Sunday for Migration Crisis
The United Methodist Council of Bishops has backed designating a Sunday later this year for prayers about the global migration crisis and for collecting a special offering to address suffering caused by forced migration. The bishops, meeting May 4, also received an update on efforts toward…
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Migration, Mission, and the Great Global Family
Jim Perdue, the Missionary for Migration in Central America and Mexico, outlines the various ways the UMC works with migrating populations in the Americas. Read more.

 

How Migration Affects Christian Mission
Migration, especially a record number of involuntarily displaced people, is a major factor affecting the worldwide mission of The United Methodist Church today. Read more.

 

Challenges and Blessings of Migration Explored by Mission Staff
The number of forcibly displaced people today is almost 66 million. Some 22 million of them are refugees, of which 54 percent come from Afghanistan, Somalia, and Syria. Eighty percent of forcibly displaced people are in Africa. Read more.

 

Calls for Solidarity to End Forced Migration in the Philippines
Displaced Lumads push for justice to organize responses to the threat of their ancestral homelands, fear and violence plaguing their communities. Read more.

 

Migration as Blessing
General Secretary Thomas Kemper looks at the positive side of migration. Read more.

 

Global Migration and the Quest for Justice
Excerpts from the re-adopted Resolution 6028, General Conference 2016, make up a series of reflections on global migration in this PDF article published in the September/October issue of New World Outlook magazine. Read more.

 

Global Migration - Topics
Here is an index of topics that can be used to inform your congregation of the different areas that are affected by Global Migration. Read more.

 

Bishops back special Sunday for migration crisis
The United Methodist Council of Bishops has backed designating a Sunday later this year for prayers about the global migration crisis and for collecting a special offering to address suffering caused by forced migration. Read more.

 

Migration as a mission challenge, blessing
Issues and actions surrounding migration highlight the United Methodist Board of Global Ministries’ spring meeting. Read more.

 

Church response to migration gets boost
Connectional Table allots more funding and sets date for an offering to support United Methodist ministries with today’s migrants. Read more.

 

Book of Resolutions: Welcoming the Migrant to the U.S.
A look migration from historical, Biblical and current contexts, where The United Methodist Church stands and its call to action. Read more.

 

Faith leaders urge all to welcome strangers, refugees
President Donald Trump’s executive order to ban refugees from seven Muslim countries countered by voices of faith leaders. Read more.