The Rights of Immigrants

As a denomination, the United Methodist Church has some official statements that we should be keeping before us these days. Most clearly, this one:

The 2016 Book of Discipline – Social Principles

Rights of Immigrants

We recognize, embrace, and affirm all persons, regardless of country of origin, as members of the family of God. We affirm the right of all persons to equal opportunities for employment, access to housing, health care, education, and freedom from social discrimination.

We urge the Church and society to recognize the gifts, contributions, and struggles of those who are immigrants and to advocate for justice for all.
We oppose immigration policies that separate family members from each other or that include detention of families with children, and we call on local churches to be in ministry with immigrant families.

There are others, as well as a resolution that will come before Oklahoma Annual Conference this May, regarding the treatment of Migrants. You will have a chance to see more this Sunday, as we gather for our Peace Roundtable – Borders Don't Stop Dreams.

See you then!
Peace, Jeannie