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DACA Dreamers to share their stories, Oct. 31

Meet and learn about DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) immigrants, known as Dreamers, through a virtual encounter with several of them on Saturday, Oct. 31, 10 to 11:30 AM, on Zoom. That’s… Read more

Latino Commission continues lay training classes on Zoom

The Eastern PA Conference Latino Commission has moved its lay theological education program online since the COVID-19 pandemic forced the end of in-person classes. Its popular classes resume this Saturday,… Read more

Support urged for new law giving driver licenses to undocumented immigrants

At least five Eastern PA Conference congregations are supporting a new advocacy campaign calling for valid Pennsylvania driver’s licenses to be made available to undocumented immigrants. That humanitarian campaign for… Read more

Celebrando Nuestra Hispanidad*

By the Rev. Lilian “Luky” Cotto, Eastern PA Conference Coordinator of Latino Ministries** As a Guatemalan native, I rejoice in sharing a little about the great annual celebration of our… Read more

Bishop urges support for welcoming refugees in 2021

Bishop Minerva Carcaño, leader of the California Nevada Conference and Chairwomen of the UM Council of Bishops’ Immigration Task Force, has sent a letter to her fellow bishops appealing for… Read more

Meet our missionaries through virtual visits on Zoom

Meet Luky Cotto and other missionaries supported by our conference The Eastern PA Conference has one UMC Board of Global Ministries missionary working here; and we can get to know… Read more

Abre mis ojos: reflexiones sobre inmigración

Por la Obispo Peggy Johnson Una de mis himnos  favoritos de la Escuela Dominical cuando era pequeño era “Open My Eyes” “Abre mis ojos”. Eso fue en parte porque era… Read more

Open My Eyes: Reflections on Immigration

By Bishop Peggy Johnson One of my favorite Sunday School songs when I was growing up was “Open My Eyes.”  That was partly because it was easy to play. At… Read more

Haciendo justicia, amando la misericordia para nuestros vecinos

Por John W. Coleman Cuando “Mariana” de 6 años vino de Guatemala con su tía y primo este año para encontrarse con su mamá en Warrington, Pa., fue separada por… Read more

Doing justice, loving mercy for our neighbors

By John W. Coleman Spanish translation: Haciendo justicia, amando la misericordia para nuestros vecinos When 6-year-old “Mariana” came from Guatemala with her aunt and cousin ­this year to join her… Read more