Alabama-West Florida Conference Statement on Immigration and Family Separation

June 15, 2018

As United Methodists, we look to scripture and our social principles to guide our thinking and actions in regards to social justice issues. Specifically, the social principles state about immigration, “The United Methodist Church recognizes, embraces, and affirms all persons, regardless of country of origin, as members of the family of God. We urge society to ‘recognize the gifts, contributions, and struggles of those who are immigrants and to advocate for justice for all.’” It is heartbreaking to see families separated, regardless of their citizenship, and we are praying for all involved.

-The Alabama-West Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church

Click here to read the Council of Bishop's statement on immigration
Click here to read a previous statement written by Bishop Graves on DACA