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Conference Committee

Asylum Aid & Immigration

Ministries of Faith in Action

“Cease to do evil, learn to do good; seek justice, rescue the oppressed, defend the orphan, please for the widow.” (Isaiah 1:16-17)

It is our duty as Christians to love our neighbor as ourselves and to treat others how we wish to be treated. The United Methodist Asylum Aid & Immigration committee serves the purpose of spreading God’s grace by providing shelter, food and more for impoverished communities and those seeking refuge in the United States. Explore this page to learn more about our efforts to help the global community and discover how you can get involved today!

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Webinar: What a Church & Society Ministry Team does (and why) and how to get started in your church

Webinar: What a Church & Society Ministry Team does (and why) and how to get started in your church

MISSION FILLS THE NEED, JUSTICE ELIMINATES IT Monday, Dec. 6, 12:00-1:30 PM  (MST) - or - Thursday, Dec. 9, 6:30-8:00 PM (MST) How do we create a safe space to transform the world: a safe place to talk politics, health care, adequate funding for public education,...

Afghan Refugee Update

Afghan Refugee Update

By: Billie K. Fidlin, Director of Outreach & Justice and Rev. David Felten, The Fountains UMC On September 24th Rev. David Felten, Rev. Rachel Gilmore and I took part in the Welcome Tent Interfaith Collaboration meeting supporting Afghan refugees. This effort...

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Stephen Govett

Stephen Govett

Chair

 Billie Fidlin

Billie Fidlin

Director of Justice & Outreach

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Team Members

Ella Rawls

Gretchen Lopez

Tom Mattick

Janelle Chiricuzio

David Harriss

Polly Turner

Sofia Simon

Paola Marco

Support Projects

The Inn

A partnership between the United States Government and The United Methodist Church of the Desert Southwest Conference, providing shelter and humanitarian relief to asylum seekers who recently arrived in the US.

Arizona JFON

Providing affordable, high-quality immigration legal services, Arizona Justice for our Neighbors (JFON) also engages in advocacy for immigrant rights, offering education to communities of faith and the public about immigration issues.

Wesley Frontera

“We stand with undocumented and DACA students.” Learn more about ministry with DACA students by reaching out to our Tucson Wesley Foundation and Wesley Frontera. Email Rev. Hannah Bonner to get started.

Contact Members of Congress

Call on Congress to stop separating families and reject anti-immigrant anti-family legislation. Urge your 2 Senators and 1 Representative to support and protect family unity by supporting policies that protect and unite immigrant and refugee families.

Amplify Your Message

Message with your Senators and Representatives on social media with the digital media toolkit and hashtags: #FamiliesBelongTogether #KeepFamiliesTogether and #ValueOurFamilies.

Welcoming the Stranger: A Bible Study

Attached is a document of scipture and self-reflection questions that help us better understand our brothers and sisters, and how we can respond in an effective, compassionate manner.

Resources

Statement From DSC Immigration Task Forces

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Immigration Response

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2018 Resolution

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DSC Liturgical Resources

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