Disciples Statements

Disciples Home Missions, Disciples Center for Public Witness and Disciples Justice Action Network among organizations asking Members of Congress to co-sponsor the Agricultural Worker Program Act of 2017.

Vote NO on the No Sanctuary for Criminals Act, H.R. 3003, and Kate’s Law, H.R. 3004

Disciples Statement in Response to Supreme Court Ruling re: Refugee and Muslim Bans

Faith Leaders Stand Against Scotus Ruling on Refugee and Muslim Ban Executive Order

Disciples Home Missions and Refugee & Immigration Ministries Letter in Support of Refugee Protection & Resettlement on the Occasion of World Refugee Day 2017

More Than 400 Faith Leaders & Organizations Nationwide Urge Support for Haitians at Risk for Deportation – May 2, 2017

Disciples and United Church of Christ Holy Season Statement on Violence in the Middle East and Refugees – April 10, 2017

Disciples Home Missions and Refugee & Immigration Ministries response to Executive Orders against Refugees and Immigrants: Refugee Bans Accelerated ICE Raids – February 21, 2017

Refugee and Immigration Ministries of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) is among the signers of a letter from 850+ national, state, and local non-profit organizations to President-elect Trump requesting that he continue *Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) in light of the public safety, economic, and humanitarian benefits. View the letter. – January 18, 2017

*Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is an immigration option for undocumented immigrants who came to the United States before the age of 16. Although DACA does not provide a pathway to lawful permanent residence, it does provide temporary protection from deportation, work authorization, and the ability to apply for a social security number.

Disciples Refugee & Immigration Ministries of Disciples Home Missions, in partnership with the Middle East and Europe office of Global Ministries, Statement to the U.S. House Homeland Security Committee, for the hearing on Worldwide Threats and Homeland Security Challenges on Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Disciples Home Missions Statement on Syrian Refugee Support to the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary for the hearing on Oversight of the Administration’s FY 2016 Refugee Resettlement Program on Thursday, October 1, 2015.

Disciples Statements on Obama’s Immigration Action

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The General Assembly of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) has agreed on these statements.

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Human Trafficking
Renewing Support for Farmworker Ministry
0729 Faith and Our New Neighbors
0527 On Ministry to and with Undocumented Workers
0320 Immigration, Ministry and Hispanic Pastors
0319 On Assuring Civil Liberties and Equal Justice to Immigrant Communities in the United States
0128 Calling for the Support of Humane Borders and the Change of United States/Mexico Border Policies
9720 The Least of These . . . Brothers and Sisters
8549 Sanctuary for Central American Refugees
8330 First Asylum in the United States
8159 Salvadorian Refugees
8146 Meeting Needs of Immigrants in our Communities
8144 Undocumented Persons in the United States

Recent Posts

Sharon Stanley-Rea on DACA Decision

Hear from Rev. Sharon Stanley-Rea in an interview with Sojourners on September 5, decision about DACA.

General Minister and President offers thoughts about DACA

On Tuesday, Sept. 5, the U.S. administration announced an end to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that has protected children brought to…

Urgent: DACA & TPS Recipients at Great Risk: Ways Disciples Can Help!

Please sign the faith letter & call your leaders today & tomorrow to urge DACA not to be ended, join our DACA & TPS Emergency…

“Immigrant Welcoming” Resolution Passes at General Assembly

On Monday, July 10th, Disciples Refugee & Immigration Ministries’ Director joined with Immigration Legal Counsel, the National Benevolent Association, the Central Pastoral Office office of…

Webinars on July 10th & 13th

Join the webinar on July 10th and 13th to help immigrants and learn about sanctuary. July 10 Interfaith Immigration Coalition Webinar “5 Ways We Can…

General Assembly Alerts

Go here for Summer Recess Toolkit and Alerts for Refugees, Immigrants, Farmworkers, and TPS Recipients. Summer Action Grassroots Toolkit Disciples: Call to Support Refugees Now!…

Families Rally in Front of White House to Protest Trump Administration’s Aggressive Tactics to Deport Loved Ones to Cambodia

RIM’s Director (a board member with Southeast Asian Resource Action Center) was grateful to join this a.m. in speaking at Press Conference outside the White…

Faith Leaders Stand Against Scotus Ruling on Refugee and Muslim Ban Executive Order

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 26, 2017 CONTACT: media@cwsglobal.org | 202.733.5151 FAITH LEADERS STAND AGAINST SCOTUS RULING ON REFUGEE AND MUSLIM BAN EXECUTIVE ORDER Call on…

Disciples Statement in Response to Supreme Court Ruling re: Refugee and Muslim Bans

Rev. Dr. Sharon Watkins, General Minister and President, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and Rev. Dr. Ronald Degges, President, Disciples Home Missions “Disciples are a…

From Student Visa to Green Card

From Student Visa to Green Card is now scheduled for Monday, July 10 at 5:00 p.m.— Calling all seminary students! Please join Disciples Immigration Legal…

CWS Statement on 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Ruling Against President Trump’s Rewritten Refugee Ban ​

“The courts have spoken yet again in favor of justice and humanity. As CWS has maintained since January, President Trump’s ill-advised travel ban should never…

4th Circuit Federal Appeals Court Upholds Block on Trump’s Travel Ban

The Disciples RIM Staff celebrates the 4th Circuit Appeals Court ruling in Richmond, Va. on May 25 that upheld a lower court ruling which had…

#ToImmigrantsWithLove

Join the new #ToImmigrantsWithLove letter writing campaign, sponsored by Define American and I Am An Immigrant.  Through it, you can write an electronic letter that…

New! Refugees Welcome Summer Legislator Postcard!!

Please deliver to, scan and email, or mail your national, state, and local legislators these postcards that indicate your support for refugees, and share how…

More Than 400 Faith Leaders & Organizations Nationwide Urge Support for Haitians at Risk for Deportation

Call on DHS Secretary Kelly to extend Temporary Protected Status for Haiti for another 18 months WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 2, 2017) — CWS and Catholic…

Stop DHS From Deporting Somalis

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has recently apprehended, detained and deported Somali individuals back to their home country. These Somalis are asylum seekers, asylees,…

Disciples and United Church of Christ Holy Season Statement on Violence in the Middle East and Refugees

In the beginning of Holy Week, marking the entry of Jesus to Jerusalem, his suffering and his death, we watch with sadness and grief the…

Disciples Rally 4 Family Justice

Join us in unity at the start of General Assembly in Indianapolis on Saturday, July 8, 2017, from 3 to 5 p.m., for a Disciples…

Statement on Violence in the Middle East and Refugees

Disciples and United Church of Christ Holy Season Statement on Violence in the Middle East and Refugees In the beginning of Holy Week, marking the…