June 28, 2018

WJ Immigration Task Force Issues 4th of July Call to Prayer

The following is an abbreviated version of the statement.  The full version and resources are accessible via the button below.  The Spanish version will be made available soon.

The Western Jurisdiction Immigration Task Force’s mission is to help equip our Annual Conferences to be in ministry with their immigrant and migrant neighbors. At the southern border of our jurisdiction, families are being detained and broken apart in pursuit of an immigration policy that United Methodist denominational leaders have named to be cruel and unjust.

The Western Jurisdiction Immigration Task Force uncompromisingly rejects the forced separation of children from their families. United Methodists are called to mourn, and to act, when we encounter a child being taken away from their family.

Accompanying this release, you will find A Call to Prayer on the 4th of July, an invitation for all United Methodists of the jurisdiction to join our hearts, minds, and voices in prayer for our immigrant and migrant neighbors. You will also find A Prayer of Confession for use by United Methodists of the Western Jurisdiction in our various worship services over the coming week. Finally, you will find links to resources in each of our Annual Conferences that can guide you to make a difference in your community.