Immigration and Civil Rights
United Methodist Women's immigration initiative is part of our ongoing commitment to racial justice, and civil and human rights. United Methodist Women seeks to welcome immigrants and advocate for just immigration policies.
Because We Believe:
United Methodist Women Take Action for Immigrant and Civil Rights, 2006-2012
Or download smaller parts of Because We Believe:
Cover and Introduction (PDF, 2pp, 1M)
Conferences: Alabama-West Florida - Kansas East (PDF, 12pp, 2.2M)
Conferences: Kansas West - Rocky Mountain (PDF, 15pp, 3.3M)
Conferences: South Carolina - Yellowstone (PDF, 10pp, 2.4M)
Connect on UMWOnline to the Immigration group for resources and discussion on Immigration.
Locate immigrant detention centers in your area at detentionwatchnetwork.org
Read more about what you can do.
Mobilize Your Unit
If immigration is a new issue for you, here's how to help raise awareness in your church.
Women's Division & United Methodist Church Statements: Read 2008 General Conference resolutions on immigration.
Create a Conference United Methodist Women Immigration Team
Desert Southwest United Methodist Women created a team to work on immigrant rights; follow their example or use your own ideas to create leadership at the district and conference level.
Tools & Resources
Tools for Leaders: Hope and Hospitality
United Methodist Women has advocated for immigrant rights for more than 140 years. This manual helps equip our response with Bible studies, progams, worship resources, policy statements, issues discussions and social action steps. (PDF, 304pp,12M)
“Know Your Rights” – A brochure for immigrants
For more information about the Immigrant and Civil Rights Initiative of United Methodist Women, contact:
United Methodist Women
Immigrant/Civil Rights Initiative
777 United Nations Plaza, 11th Floor
New York, NY 10017