Dear friends in Christ,
Grace and peace to you this day.
As DACA is rescinded today, let us hold in our hearts and prayers our Hispanic neighbors, including our clergy, their families and the people they lead and serve.
The United Methodist Church has opposed this action on DACA consistently. The Council of Bishops, the General Board of Church and Society, the General Board of Global Ministries – indeed the entire church at every level proclaims welcome and fullness of life to all people. We are committed to welcome, hospitality and justice for young people and all affected by DACA.
I know you will want to join me in offering prayers, solidarity, friendship and support to Hispanic clergy and laity as they serve among us in this time. We are committed to them, with thanksgiving for their ministry.
Let us reach out in concern, offering listening ears and loving support, to our neighbors affected most directly, especially the young people affected by DACA.
With gratitude to God for your partnership in ministry,