UMCOR is responding to the needs of refugees through our close partner Church World Service and its network of over 35 refugee resettlement sites across the country.

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Welcoming the Stranger: Difficult and Necessary

Immigrants and Refugees: To Love the Sojourner

In the News:

An open letter from Houston Christian leaders to US politicians and fellow citizens on refugee resettlement

Coping with Europe’s migration crisis

Speaking up for Syrian refugees

United Methodist agencies address global migration

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What Does the Church Say?

“As Christians and United Methodists, we are called to love the stranger in our midst and to treat that stranger as we would our own family,” The United Methodist Church states in “Call for Comprehensive Immigration Reform,” contained in the 2012 Book of Resolutions.

This care for immigrants is rooted in the Bible. “In the New Testament, Jesus' life begins as a refugee to Africa when he and his family flee to Egypt to escape Herod's infanticide,” the church states in “Welcoming the Migrant to the U.S.

Immigration is addressed in several other statements adopted by General Conference, the only entity that speaks for the entire church.