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Immigration is a much debated issue in our country, and world, today. It is not a new issue, but the tone of the debate now requires us to equip ourselves with tools for a faithful and civil response. The United Methodist Church has articulated a position, though not considered doctrine, that gives us a place to begin. And invites us to continue the discussion. Read this, then join us for worship at 9:30 and 11:00 with this topic, and plan to stay for lunch and Immigration 101.
“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.”
The Social Principles: The Rights of Immigrants
The United Methodist Book of Discipline