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The Movement to Keep Families Together
Originally Posted: 10/31/2014 - 12:16pm | Type: Blog

On Sept. 25 Francisco Córdoba entered into Sanctuary at St. Francis in the Foothills United Methodist Church in Tucson, Ariz., after the threat of deportation had been looming over his family's life for e ...

What Happens Next in the 20 States That Still Ban Gay Marriage?
Originally Posted: 10/07/2014 - 3:35pm | Type: Blog

The Supreme Court’s decision to sit out the legal battle over same-sex marriage will — for now, at least — leave the future of laws prohibiting gays and lesbians from marrying in the hands of lower state and f ...

When Supporting Your Family Earns a Criminal Record
Originally Posted: 09/16/2014 - 9:31am | Type: Blog

When I turned 16, I woke up excited, ready to go to the DMV and get my driver’s license like all my friends were doing -- and then my parents told me that I was here illegally. I was undocumented. Reality sunk ...

A Faith, Broken: When Inclusion Evokes Christian Ire
Originally Posted: 03/03/2014 - 11:03am | Type: Blog

For those of us who see the dissolution of imperialist Christianity as both a matter of justice and an opportunity for Christianity’s empire-shaking, subversive potential to be more fully realized, this is, in ...

Why Arizona’s Anti-LGBTQ Law Was Religious But Not Christian
Originally Posted: 02/28/2014 - 9:19am | Type: Blog

Christianity, and any religion that emphasizes the unity of humanity over our differences, is therefore not a religion like other religions. Christianity is therefore more radical than most of its adherents re ...

To Young Christians Speaking Out Against Anti-Gay Discrimination: Thank You
Originally Posted: 02/27/2014 - 4:27pm | Type: Blog

“Never in my life has my very faith been called into question like this.” That’s what young evangelical writer Jonathan Merritt told me this week. His statement followed a media firestorm, ignited when both he ...

You Brought Me a Beer — and Took My Picture
Originally Posted: 02/25/2014 - 9:23am | Type: Blog

Is it any wonder why so many people throw up their hands and run away from what sometimes gets passed off as religion? Isn't it interesting that those who describe themselves as non-religious often grasp ...

Kansas, Arizona Bills Reflect National Fight Over Gay Rights vs. Religious Liberty
Originally Posted: 02/24/2014 - 11:10am | Type: Blog

Gay rights are colliding with religious rights in states like Arizona and Kansas as the national debate over gay marriage morphs into a fight over the dividing line between religious liberty and anti-gay discr ...

Shariah 101: What Is It and Why Do States Want to Ban It?
Originally Posted: 07/25/2013 - 4:13pm | Type: Blog

North Carolina lawmakers on Wednesday approved a bill to prohibit judges from considering “foreign laws” in their decisions, but nearly everyone agrees that “foreign laws” really means Shariah, or Islamic law. ...

What the Supreme Court Didn't Strike Down Yesterday
Originally Posted: 06/19/2013 - 2:02pm | Type: Blog

Voters in Arizona celebrated yesterday after the Supreme Court dismissed parts of Proposition 200 — the requirement which made people of Arizona provide proof of citizenship when registering to vote. ...

Laying Under a Border Patrol Truck — An Act of Love and Resistance
Originally Posted: 03/07/2013 - 4:02pm | Type: Blog

Ni una más. Oh God, not one more; not one more family torn apart by deportation right before our eyes. No more tears shed by young children who miss the care of their parent. No more spouses worried about payi ...

John McCain Gets Tough on Immigration
Originally Posted: 02/20/2013 - 1:38pm | Type: Blog

One angry constituent asked repeatedly where the “dang fence” that McCain had promised was. The senator turned to a chart illustrating how much fence had been constructed (hint: it’s a lot), and the man shot b ...

Border Violence is Fast & Furious; Four Killed in Recent Weeks
Originally Posted: 10/25/2012 - 1:59pm | Type: Blog

Four deaths in six weeks across the border region, one common offender. Candles burn near the bloodstained concrete sidewalk where a youth was tragically killed when more than a d ...

Christians Deliver Petition to Repeal Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's Executive Order
Originally Posted: 08/24/2012 - 8:59am | Type: Blog

Today, two Christian leaders in Arizona delivered a petition signed by thousands of Christians to Gov. Jan Brewer calling on her to retract her controversial executive order denying driver’s licenses and other ...

Gov. Jan Brewer Tries to Stop the DREAM in Arizona
Originally Posted: 08/20/2012 - 12:10pm | Type: Blog

Gov. Jan Brewer's action will make it difficult for people to attend classes or find a job. It hurts Arizona’s communities and weakens the state’s economy. It robs young immigrants of the hope they believ ...

Race the Driving Factor Behind Arizona’s SB 1070?
Originally Posted: 07/23/2012 - 2:46pm | Type: Blog

E-mails from former Sen. Russell Pearce purportedly reveal the motivations behind SB 1070, claims the ACLU. E-mails from former Sen. Russell Pearce purportedly reveal the motivati ...

Arizona “Papers Please” Law Faces New Challenge
Originally Posted: 07/19/2012 - 10:49am | Type: Blog

Last month, the Supreme Court struck down three of the four provisions of SB 1070, Arizona’s harsh anti-immigrant law. Now civil rights groups are going after the remaining provision—what many call, the “show ...

But It’s a Dry Hate: The Human Spirit of Arizona Will Not Be Broken
Originally Posted: 06/27/2012 - 2:50pm | Type: Blog

The system is not broken, it is meant to break people. Even at 10 p.m., the dry heat caused the collapse of multiple people of faith gathered in a candlelight vigil outside Sherif ...

The Politics of Immigration
Originally Posted: 06/27/2012 - 9:46am | Type: Blog

There has for some time been a larger immigration strategy at play here that I will bluntly call “evil.” Both sides have been spinning and claiming victory in Monday’s S ...

The Supreme Court, Racial Profiling, and Brewer’s Hobbled Law
Originally Posted: 06/26/2012 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

Brewer’s law had four legs. Now it has one—a lame one. On Monday the United States Supreme Court struck down three of four key provisions in Arizona’s attrition-through-enforceme ...

Following SCOTUS Decision, Where Are We On Immigration Reform?
Originally Posted: 06/26/2012 - 9:44am | Type: Blog

Monday's Supreme Court decision leaves the state of immigration reform almost unchanged. For CNN , Allison Brennan writes: "After two years of protests, ...

Reactions to Supreme Court Ruling on Anti-Immigrant Law (PHOTO & VIDEO)
Originally Posted: 06/25/2012 - 2:37pm | Type: Blog

Although three of the four provisions were struck down, the fourth —t he so called “show me your papers” clause — is very harmful to communities. It allows racial profiling on the basis of appearance. ...

Supreme Courts Stops Some of Arizona’s Attack on Immigrants
Originally Posted: 06/25/2012 - 1:51pm | Type: Blog

Today the Supreme Court struck down three central provisions of Arizona’s controversial anti-immigrant law, SB 1070. Today the Supreme Court  struck down  three central provisio ...

SCOTUS Strikes Down Key Provisions in Arizona's Anti-Immigrant Legislation
Originally Posted: 06/25/2012 - 10:18am | Type: Blog

The Supreme Court on Monday struck down large portions of the controversial Arizona anti-immigrant law SB 1070. The Supreme Court on Monday struck down large portions of the contr ...

SCOTUS Hears Immigration Arguments
Originally Posted: 04/25/2012 - 1:58pm | Type: Blog

Early news reports indicate that the justices were sympathetic to the provision allowing police officers to check the immigration status of people who are arrested or otherwise detained. ...

Arizona's Immigration Legislation Undermines Christian Values
Originally Posted: 04/25/2012 - 1:58pm | Type: Blog

SB 1070 is not just ethically bankrupt but undermines basic Christian values and American ideals. Today, the Supreme Court is hearing a case about the constitutionality of Arizon ...

Immigration: Alabama is Organizing... Again!
Originally Posted: 01/05/2012 - 3:17pm | Type: Blog

I felt like I had been transported back to a black, white and sepia toned era, but these events took place over the last six months! Those who follow me on Twitter know that o ...

Taking the Long View vs. the Fierce Urgency of Now: Lessons from Arizona
Originally Posted: 11/14/2011 - 7:54am | Type: Blog

The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and Archbishop Oscar Romero are our heroes. Romero called us to take the long view; King discussed the fierce urgency of now. Romero essentially prays: Trust God, be faithful. ...

D.C. says no to ICE
Originally Posted: 10/25/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

The District of Columbia has no voting representation in Congress, and our city government hasn't always been the best. But yesterday, D.C. The District of Columbia has no v ...

News: Quick Links 2
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 4:30pm | Type: Blog

Occupy Wall Street's struggle for nonviolence. Occupy Wall Street's struggle for nonviolence. On Saturday, the Washington Post splashed a photo on its front pa ...

#OccupyWallStreet: Helpful Links
Originally Posted: 10/06/2011 - 6:53am | Type: Blog

We've compiled a list of links where you can learn more about the genesis of the #OccupyWallStreet movement. Quick recap Occupy Wall Street began on Septembe ...

Friday Links Round Up: Puppies. Sudan. Atlantis.
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p>Puppies. Sudan. Atlantis. Here's a little round up of links from around the Web you may have missed this week:</p> Puppies. Sudan. Atlantis. Here's a litt ...

Success in the Immigration Reform Movement After SB 1070
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

This week marks the one-year anniversary of the signing of <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/sb-1070/" target="_blank">SB 1070 in Arizona</a>, the controversial bill that mobili ...

Undocumented and Unafraid: The Immigrant Rights Movement
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2011/04/12/undocumented-and-unafraid-the-immigrant-rights-movement/" target="_self"></a>The immigrant rights movement is getting extreme. ...

Rethinking Our Approach to Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

It is time for those of us who have been advocating for comprehensive immigration reform to rethink our strategies. It is time for those of us who have been advocating for compreh ...

Indiana Immigration: Hoosier Neighbor?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

I love Indiana. I love driving through cornfields, playing Euchre, and getting swept up in basketball-mania. I love Indiana. I love driving through cornfields, playing Euchre, and ...

For True Civility in Arizona, The Walls Must Come Down
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

The shooting in Tucson, Arizona has spurred numerous 'calls for civility' in the heated political tension of Arizona and beyond. The shooting in Tucson, Arizona has spur ...

Friday Links Round Up: Women Photographers. Bipartisanship. Cornel West.
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2011/01/21/friday-links-round-up-women-photographers-bipartisanship-cornel-west/" target="_blank"></a>Women Photographers. Bipartisanship. ...

After Tucson, the State of the Union
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

In Tucson, Arizona, President Obama spoke to the state of the nation's soul. Next Tuesday, January 25, he will speak to the state of the union. In Tucson, Arizona, President ...

Friday Links Round Up: Dutch Winter. Chinese Mothers. Martin Luther King Jr.
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

Dutch Winter. Chinese Mothers. Martin Luther King Jr. Here's a little round up of links from around the web you may have missed this week:</p> Dutch Winter. Chinese Mot ...

What a Tragedy Can Call Us To Do
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

We needed to be called to transcend politics in our response to the shootings in Arizona, lest the politics of our reactions to this tragedy turn us even further against one another. ...

Snapshots from Tucson
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

<p style="margin-bottom: .0001pt;">I welcomed in the New Year in Tucson, Arizona with the kind folks of the <a href="http://restorationproject340.wordpress.com" target="_blank ...

Friday Links Round Up: Van Gogh. SF Giants. All Saints' Day
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

Van Gogh. SF Giants. All Saints' Day. Here's a little round up of links from around the web you may have missed this week.</p> Van Gogh. SF Giants. All Saints' ...

Don't Deport My Neighbor!
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

Are you feeling dismayed that comprehensive immigration reform will not be a victory this year? I am with you in those feelings of frustration. Are you feeling dismayed that compr ...

Toward the House of Levi
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

I was invited to be the guest preacher one Sunday this summer at a church in a suburb of my city, Denver, Colorado. I was invited to be the guest preacher one Sunday this summer a ...

Swayed By Fear
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 7:23pm | Type: Magazine Article

Marian Linden It is sad to me that Jim Wallis’ editorial on the Arizona immigration law (“Is Christian Ministry Illegal in Arizona?” July ...

Reel Images of Immigration: Additional Films
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> Each day this week, we've featured a film featuring different aspects of th ...

Reel Images of Immigration: Farmingville
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p></p> <p> </p> <p>[Editor's Note: This week we will have a series of reviews on films with a focus on immigration. Check back each day for a new film review, and visit < ...

Understanding the Immigration Debate
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

If I hadn't just read <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Moving-Millions-Coyote-Capitalism-Immigration/dp/047042334X?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=thenefrev-20&amp;link_code=btl&amp;camp=21368 ...

Key Provisions in SB1070 Struck Down
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

U.S. U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton struck down key provisions in Arizona's infamous SB 1070 law today and ruled that states cannot preempt federal law. According to ...