Immigrant/Civil Rights Initiative
Journey to Becoming an Immigrant Welcoming Congregation
05/14/2012 Serving the needs of immigrant communities continues to be necessary but equally crucial is legislative reform to fix the badly broken immigration system. The current context demands justice for immigrants.
How to Make a Bible Study Video by Rashida Craddock
01/10/2012 You can make your own Bible study video! It’s easier than you might think. Anyone with a video camera, digital camera, flip camera or smartphone, some basic editing equipment and a little creativity can make a video.
Challenge State Anti-immigration Laws
04/19/2011 Arizona's introduction of anti-immigrant law State Bill 1070 in April 2010 has caused a great stir. The law has come to symbolize both the anger toward new immigrants and states' frustration that Congress has not acted to fix the nation's broken immigration policy.
Challenge U.S. Immigrant Detention and Deportation Policies
04/19/2011 The U.S. government detained nearly 400,000 people in immigration custody in some 350 facilities at an annual cost of more than $1.7 billion in 2009. The number of detention beds has grown to more than 33,000, with construction of more facilities underway.
Visit Migrants in Detention in Your Community
04/19/2011 United Methodist Women partners with the Detention Watch Network (DWN) to resource local involvement in detention visitation. DWN has created a network of groups visiting detention centers and a manual for starting an ecumenical program. They are ready to assist you.
Learn About United Methodist Church Policy on Immigration
04/19/2011 United Methodist Women's work for immigrant and civil rights is based on United Methodist policy as affirmed by General Conference in 2008.
Organize a Public Witness for Immigrant Rights
04/19/2011 United Methodist Women members have a long history of public witness for social justice. Recently, United Methodist Women members have been mobilizing to speak out publicly for immigrant rights across the country.
Create a Conference United Methodist Women Immigration Team
04/19/2011 United Methodist Women in the Desert Southwest Conference has created a team to work on immigrant rights. They work on the United Methodist Women Immigrant/Civil Rights Initiative, which is one of United Methodist Women's four key social justice priorities nationally.
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