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Politico Influence 6/12/12
Originally Posted: 01/09/2013 - 3:16pm | Type: Press

June 12, 2012 Sojo in the News David Levinthal ...

Focus on the Family's Jim Daly on a New Stance on Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 01/09/2013 - 3:15pm | Type: Press

June 12, 2012 Sojo in the News Sarah Pulliam Bailey ...

Evangelical Leaders Announce Immigration Table Launch
Originally Posted: 06/13/2012 - 10:37am | Type: Blog

Church leaders today gathered in Washington, D.C., to announce the launch of the Evangelical Immigration Table – a broad coalition of organizations, churches and pastors from across the political and religious ...

LIVE STREAM: Evangelical Leaders Unite on Principles for Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 06/12/2012 - 11:06am | Type: Blog

Evangelical leaders from across the political and religious spectrum meet today to call for immigration reform based on a set of five principles:  Respects  the God-given dignity of every person Protects  the unity of the immediate family ...

Focus on the Family president comes out in favor of immigration reform
Originally Posted: 01/09/2013 - 3:14pm | Type: Press

June 12, 2012 Sojo in the News Liz Goodwin ...

Compassion in the Midst of Poverty
Originally Posted: 06/11/2012 - 11:01am | Type: Blog

I curse my student's poverty and will fight for things like nutritional aid for low-income mothers-to-be and young children, quality public schools, aid to low-income college students and universal health ...

Alabama Pastor's Take on Latest Anti-Immigrant Legislation
Originally Posted: 06/04/2012 - 1:35pm | Type: Blog

In my beloved Alabama, where 3 percent of the population (largely Hispanic) is estimated to be undocumented, our state government has created the harshest and most egregious anti-immigrant laws in the country. ...

Hundreds Protest Alabama Immigration Law
Originally Posted: 05/31/2012 - 3:41pm | Type: Blog

Hundreds of Alabamians gathered at the state Capitol grounds after their legislators passed HB 658, a harsher version of now infamous anti-immigrant HB56. Hundreds of Alabamians ...

Crisis on the Canadian Border
Originally Posted: 05/29/2012 - 2:35pm | Type: Blog

Harsh crackdowns on immigrant communities by law enforcement instill fear and breed distrust, preventing members of those communities from seeking help in moments of crisis and reporting legitimate offenses or ...

Immigration: Joel Osteen Gets Political
Originally Posted: 05/21/2012 - 1:00pm | Type: Blog

In an uncharacteristic move, televangelist and bestselling author Joel Osteen, senior pastor of Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas, stepped into the political arena briefly to talk about Alabama's House Bi ...

The 'Field of Panties': Sexual Violence and Immigrant Farmworkers
Originally Posted: 05/21/2012 - 10:23am | Type: Blog

They call it the field de calzon — the "field of panties" — because so many rapes happen there. On Wednesday, the organization Human Rights Watch released the report Cultivating Fear: The Vulnerabili ...

Violence Against Women Act Faces Congressional Threat
Originally Posted: 05/16/2012 - 11:26am | Type: Blog

Some victims, it seems, are more worthy than other victims. This is the clear message sent by a deeply flawed version of the Violence Against Women Act that is headed for a vote in the U.S. House of Representa ...

As a Nation of Immigrants, What Do We Value?
Originally Posted: 05/10/2012 - 1:33pm | Type: Blog

Our friends at the National Immigration Forum started a new campaign today to advocate for Citizenship and Integration grant funding. Our friends at the  National Immigrati ...

Called to Welcome the Stranger
Originally Posted: 05/01/2012 - 9:57am | Type: Blog

If, as Christians claims, the story of the Bible is important to us, then we shouldn’t be so worried about foreigners; we shouldn’t be so afraid of immigrants. Editor's N ...

Religious Left Holds Prayer Vigil at Supreme Court Over Immigration Law
Originally Posted: 01/08/2013 - 5:46pm | Type: Press

April 25, 2012 Sojo in the News Napp Nazworth ...

Arizona's Immigration Legislation Undermines Christian Values
Originally Posted: 01/08/2013 - 5:44pm | Type: Press

April 25, 2012 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

SCOTUS Hears Immigration Arguments
Originally Posted: 04/25/2012 - 2:58pm | 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. ...

Polarizing Politics by Defending the Declaration
Originally Posted: 01/08/2013 - 5:59pm | Type: Press

April 25, 2012 Sojo in the News Andrew Walker ...

Arizona's Immigration Legislation Undermines Christian Values
Originally Posted: 04/25/2012 - 2:58pm | 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 ...

See It, Say It: The Supreme Court Should Strike Down SB 1070
Originally Posted: 04/24/2012 - 4:01pm | Type: Blog

This week, I’m one of many Americans hoping that the Supreme Court will strike down Arizona’s extreme anti-immigration law, SB 1070. “See it, say it.” We’re urged, these da ...

In Advance of SCOTUS Hearing, National Religious Leaders Kick off 48 Hour Vigil to Stop Arizona’s Harsh Anti-Immigrant Laws
Originally Posted: 01/08/2013 - 5:47pm | Type: Press

April 24, 2012 Sojo in the News Interfaith Immigration Coalition ...

Faith Leaders Target Alabama's Immigration Bill With Ad
Originally Posted: 04/05/2012 - 9:08am | Type: Blog

Yesterday, a diverse group of faith leaders in Alabama released a television ad targeting Alabama's HB 56 -- the worst anti-immigrant law in the country. Yesterday,  a div ...

BREAKING: ICE Arrests 3,100
Originally Posted: 04/03/2012 - 10:48am | Type: Blog

This just in from the Associated Press: "The Obama administration said Monday it arrested more than 3,100 immigrants who were illegally in the country and who were convicted of serious crimes or othe ...

Pastor Who Granted Sanctuary Releases 'Why Am I a Deportation Priority?' Video
Originally Posted: 04/02/2012 - 12:11pm | Type: Blog

The Rev. Seth Kaper-Dale, pastor of the Reformed Church of Highland Park in Newark, NJ, has been advocating for Indonesian immigrants in his congregation. Watch a video Kaper-Dale made about the issue on God&# ...

Refugee Finds His Own Church ‘Sanctuary’
Originally Posted: 03/27/2012 - 4:56pm | Type: Blog

Global positioning satellites track every move Saul Timisela makes while he seeks refuge in a church, claiming the centuries-old right of sanctuary from the reach of secular authority — in his case, the federa ...

Misguided Encouragement Leads to Deportation of Indonesian Immigrant
Originally Posted: 03/23/2012 - 4:03pm | Type: Blog

The day before the Rev. Seth Kaper-Dale was supposed to meet with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials, a tragedy occurred — one more Indonesian immigrant from his congregation was deported ...

New Citizenship Debate: In Vitro Babies
Originally Posted: 03/21/2012 - 11:14am | Type: Blog

In a spin on the immigration debate, USA Today explores the murkiness of in vitro fertilization abroad. Americans who give birth outside the states via in vitro are required to prove at least one biological parent is a U.S. citizen. The problem? ...

Pastor Who Granted Sanctuary to Meet with ICE Officials
Originally Posted: 03/15/2012 - 2:12pm | Type: Blog

A New Jersey pastor who granted sanctuary to an Indonesian immigrant in his church is scheduled to meet with an ICE public advocate next week to address the situation but said he remains skeptical given the wo ...

It’s More Than Pro Life or Pro Choice
Originally Posted: 01/08/2013 - 5:33pm | Type: Press

March 14, 2012 Sojo in the News Danika Foster ...

G92, Immigration Reform, and a Letter from a Birmingham Jail
Originally Posted: 03/07/2012 - 12:09pm | Type: Blog

I was in Birmingham to speak at the G92 South Conference, a one-day conference at Samford University to challenge students to think about God's commands regarding immigrants. ...

Refugee Defies Deportation, Seeks Sanctuary at Church
Originally Posted: 03/06/2012 - 7:00am | Type: Blog

HIGHLAND PARK, N.J. — Saul Timisela was ordered to report to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Newark early on the morning of March 1 to be deported. Instead, the Indonesian Christian took sanctuary ...

Faith at the Tipping Point
Originally Posted: 02/13/2012 - 10:18am | Type: Magazine Article

Ada María Isasi-Díaz and Elizabeth Palmberg An interview with theologian Ada Maria Isasi-Diaz on solidarity, public life, and the blessin ...

How the evangelical vote is shifting, as illustrated by the GOP field
Originally Posted: 01/08/2013 - 5:12pm | Type: Press

February 27, 2012 Sojo in the News Ben Szobody ...

Afternoon News Bytes: Feb.15, 2012
Originally Posted: 02/15/2012 - 2:54pm | Type: Blog

RELIGIOUS NEWS SERVICE/USA TODAY: You've Heard Of Evangelicals, But Who Are They? Evangelicals have been in the news a lot lately, from the Denver Broncos' Tim Tebow and his take-a-knee prayers to the Texas pastor and his wife who spent ...

The Red Balloon of Social Justice: Wisconsin One Year Later
Originally Posted: 02/14/2012 - 12:04pm | Type: Blog

For many months last spring, a solitary red heart balloon floated just under the dome of the Capitol. It became a gentle symbol of this powerful people’s uprising. It was on Valen ...

Afternoon News Bytes: Feb. 10, 2012
Originally Posted: 02/10/2012 - 2:57pm | Type: Blog

THE NEW YORK TIMES: Demonstrations Whisper Of An Arab Spring In Jordan “We want social justice,” the crowd chanted after Friday Prayers on Jan. 27, reading from a handwritten list of political, economic and social grievances. “Real elections,” the ...

Our obligation to care for war veterans
Originally Posted: 01/08/2013 - 4:56pm | Type: Press

February 8, 2012 Sojo in the News Logan Mehl-Laituri ...

Afternoon News Bytes: Feb. 2, 2012
Originally Posted: 02/02/2012 - 2:40pm | Type: Blog

POLITICO: Obama: Jesus Would Tax The Rich President Barack Obama tied his proposal to raise taxes on wealthy Americans to his faith on Thursday, telling leaders gathered for the National Prayer Breakfast that Jesus’ teachings have led him to that ...

MUST LISTEN: This American Life’s “Alien Experiment”
Originally Posted: 01/30/2012 - 2:57pm | Type: Blog

There are approximately 11 million undocumented immigrants in U.S., and for years addressing this issue has come in two forms: deportation or citizenship. But recently, there’s a third option on the table: self-deportation. This approach, which involves ...

Afternoon News Bytes: Jan. 27, 2012
Originally Posted: 01/27/2012 - 3:25pm | Type: Blog

THE HUFFINGTON POST: Marco Rubio Calls For A Shift In Rhetoric On Immigration Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) hasn't endorsed a Republican candidate or said that he wants to be vice president, but that doesn't mean that GOP hopefuls don't ...

Afternoon News Bytes: Jan. 25, 2012
Originally Posted: 01/25/2012 - 3:11pm | Type: Blog

THE HUFFINGTON POST: Obama Speech: State Of The Union Address Carries Emphatic Populist Challenge Declaring the American dream under siege, President Barack Obama delivered a populist challenge Tuesday night to shrink the gap between rich and poor ...

The Agricultural 99 Percent
Originally Posted: 01/20/2012 - 11:06am | Type: Blog

It was a record year for U.S. farmers in 2011, with farm income topping $100 billion. This includes sales of $22 billion in fruits and nuts and $21 billion in vegetables and melons — crops that rely on immigra ...

Immigration Reformer Scott Douglas Faces the Colbert Nation
Originally Posted: 01/18/2012 - 11:32am | Type: Blog

On Monday's Colbert Report, Sojourners friend and Civil Rights activist Scott Douglas, discussed the overturn of Alabama's immigration law with host (and potential presidential candidate) Stephen Col ...

GOP Primaries and Old Country Buffet
Originally Posted: 01/12/2012 - 5:06pm | Type: Blog

If the GOP primaries were like Old Country Buffet, I’d be happy. Think about it. There wouldn’t be so much money involved and we could pick only the stuff we liked and ignore the rest. ...

The Friday News: January 6, 2012
Originally Posted: 01/06/2012 - 4:23pm | Type: Blog

The Friday News: January 6, 2012 PATHEOS: Evangelicalism's Changing Heart On Immigration The conventional wisdom among pundits and journalists holds that immigration is ...

Green Card is the Green Light to Jobs
Originally Posted: 05/23/2012 - 2:54pm | Type: Blog

Every 100 immigrants with advanced degrees who worked in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields created an additional 262 jobs for U.S. natives according to Zavodny’s research. The numb ...

The Immigrant Days of Christmas
Originally Posted: 12/22/2011 - 1:13pm | Type: Blog

Unaccounted for in the empire, baby Jesus’ first movement in this world was a government-evading trek through the desert by night. I noticed this Christmas season, for the first t ...

Christmas Mourning
Originally Posted: 12/21/2011 - 2:54pm | Type: Blog

December 18, 2010, was a rough day for me. A week before Christmas — and four days before I planned to ask my girlfriend (now my wife) to marry me — I had plenty of reasons to be joyful, but on that Saturday, ...

The Morning News: Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011
Originally Posted: 12/20/2011 - 11:33am | Type: Blog

NPR: New Law Aims To Shine Light on Conflict Metals Delly Mawazo Sesete wants American consumers to know what is in their smart phones, computers and other electronics and where U.S. companies like Apple are getting those rare metals. Learn more ...

The Morning News: Monday, Dec. 19, 2011
Originally Posted: 12/19/2011 - 10:50am | Type: Blog

The Morning News: Monday, Dec. 19, 2011 AP: Kim Jong Il Dead: North Korean Leader’s Nukes, Threats Stoked World Fears Kim Jong Il, the mercurial and enigmatic North Korean ...