“Due Process is Dying”

By: Ella Rawls Editor’s Note: On June 25, 2020, the Supreme Court ruled asylum seekers could not challenge their removal. What follows is a commentary on the case from Ella Rawls, Esq., Chair: DSC Immigration Task Force and attorney for Arizona Justice for Our...

Masks from UMCOR for Desert Southwest Conference UMC

In May, Rev. Tom Mattick who chairs our Conference Disaster Response team, shared an email with me that UMCOR had notified all annual conferences of the availability of more than 172,000 cloth facial coverings infused with copper and silver. The masks came from FEMA...

Facebook the Connection in Mission & Justice

Billie K. Fidlin Director of Outreach & Justice While COVID-19 has been dominating our sharing from statistics to empty pews, as we all know the news marches on. Unemployment figures on the rise, businesses reopening in a “new normal” fashion. People who have lost...

Water for the Navajo Nation Part 2

Mission Project 2020:Water for the Navajo Nation Billie K. Fidlin Director of Outreach & Justice   As we continue in this time of trial with the COVID-19 virus, things continue to decline on the Navajo Reservation. While many tribes throughout the country are...

Local Church Racial/Ethnic Ministries Grant

News Release Local Church Racial/Ethnic Ministries Grant Applications Due Sept. 1   NASHVILLE, Tenn. May 1, 2020/Discipleship Ministries/ – Applications for Racial Ethnic Local Church Concerns (RELCC) grants up to $7,000 to help local United Methodist churches...

Water for the Reservation – AC 2020 Mission Project

Imagine. For just a moment, walk with me, through more than 27,000* square miles in Arizona, New Mexico and Utah. 27,000 square miles of many homes without running water or other infrastructure that many of us simply live with daily as part of our “normal”. A place...

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