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Missionaries Detained in Philippines
Missionaries Detained in Philippines

Three United Methodist missionaries are being detained in the Philippines, and your help is urgently needed to secure their release.
6/26/2018 12:00:00 AM

Families Belong Together, Indefinite Detention Unacceptable
Families Belong Together, Indefinite Detention Unacceptable

UPDATED: The Administration's June 20 decision to stem the horrendous policy of separating children from their parents does not guarantee the reunification of children already taken from their families, and it offers an unacceptable alternative of indefinite family detention.
6/21/2018 12:00:00 AM

USA Today: Women religious leaders denounce "zero tolerance" policy
USA Today: Women religious leaders denounce "zero tolerance" policy

United Methodist Women took part in a rally against the separation of children from their families at the border. The protestors brought a petition signed by UMWomen and others to the Customs and Border Protection headquarters in Washington D.C.
6/20/2018 12:00:00 AM

Sign the Petition at stopfamilyseparation.org
Sign the Petition at stopfamilyseparation.org

There is no moral ambiguity here. The Administration’s family separation policy is inhumane and unAmerican. United Methodist Women has partnered with faith and secular partners to maximize our voices on behalf of immigrant children.
6/20/2018 12:00:00 AM

Helping Women and Children Refugees Traumatized by Violence
Helping Women and Children Refugees Traumatized by Violence

The Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya is the largest refugee site in the world. United Methodist Women supports the Center for Victims of Torture which counsels refugees who have experienced trauma and violence.
6/20/2018 12:00:00 AM

Baltimore Sun: Sessions at Odds With His Church On Immigrants
Baltimore Sun: Sessions at Odds With His Church On Immigrants

When he announced the new policy on domestic violence and threats from gangs, Sessions took direct aim at people moving north from Central America through Mexico, particularly women who have been sexually and physically abused.  
6/20/2018 12:00:00 AM

Statement on Immigrant Parent-Child Separation
Statement on Immigrant Parent-Child Separation

United Methodist Women cannot be silent as already vulnerable children suffer the trauma of being torn from their mothers and fathers at our nation’s borders in a policy designed to deter and punish the “least among us.”
6/19/2018 12:00:00 AM

What the $1.3 Trillion Omnibus Bill Passed by Congress Means for Am...
What the $1.3 Trillion Omnibus Bill Passed by Congress Means for America

As Congress now moves to focus on the 2019 budget, we must act to protect funding for our priorities—programs that are crucial to the well-being of women, children and families.
6/11/2018 12:00:00 AM

School-to-Prison Workshop is a Major Draw at Assembly 2018
School-to-Prison Workshop is a Major Draw at Assembly 2018

Harsh penalties for minor school infractions disproportionately penalize black, Latino and disadvantaged students, who need an education to have a successful future.
6/4/2018 12:00:00 AM

Responsively Yours: Connected in Mission
Responsively Yours: Connected in Mission

Our common journey engages us in a process of formation in which we are willing to be influenced by one another’s faith and experience.
6/3/2018 12:00:00 AM

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