A federal judge has blocked a presidential executive order that allowed state and local governments to veto refugee resettlement in their jurisdictions.Read more
UCC advocates, religious leaders and interfaith allies gathered outside a federal courthouse in Greenbelt, Md., Wednesday morning, Jan. 8, to oppose Trump administration efforts to limit the number of refugees allowed into the U.S.Read more
The United Church of Christ and the National Council of Churches have filed an amicus brief in support of a prominent UCC minister's lawsuit against the federal government.Read more
People of faith in Bismarck, N.D., convinced their local county commissioners this week that welcoming refugees to their community is right thing to do. Area religious leaders have long been building relationships with their resettled neighbors and with each other.Read more
Wearing black to show solidarity with refugees, hundreds showed up outside the United States Capitol on Tuesday, Oct. 15, to protest the historically low cap on resettlement proposed for 2020, one that many believe could virtually end refugee resettlement in the U.S. More than a dozen people were taken into custody by Capitol Police.Read more
Members of the United Church of Christ’s ecumenical partner, the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), spoke out on immigration, refugees and poverty at their July assembly.Read more
United Church of Christ members in aging and overwhelmingly white Maine say there's nothing remarkable in their offers of help to the hundreds of Africans fleeing violence and arriving in their state. Whether it's bedrooms in a parsonage or money raised for legal assistance, it's how they do church, they say.Read more
The Southwest Conference is calling for a week of Faithful Witness at the Border, August 26 – 30, 2018 that will include:
"The flow of refugees to the United States has slowed nearly to a halt, demonstrating that what President Trump’s administration could not achieve by executive order, it is accomplishing by bureaucracy."
The steepest decline has been in the number of Muslims who have been resettled. In fiscal 2016, 38,900 Muslim refugees came to the United States, according to statistics from the State Department. The following year, that number fell to 22,861. This fiscal year, just 2,107 have arrived.
This story was written by Liz Robbins and Miriam Jordan
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