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Hope for Troubled Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>Reading through today's <a title="http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/13/opinion/13tue1.html?ref=opinion" href="http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/13/opinion/13tue1.html?ref=opinion" ...

Creating a New American Ethos
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

We stand at what could be the greatest divide in American history. We stand at what could be the greatest divide in American history. America has come from Native American genocid ...

Policy and Organizing: A Year in Review
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:52am | Type: Blog

It was quite a busy year for the policy team at Sojourners, and we can already hear the challenges and opportunities of 2009 calling for our attention. It was quite a busy year fo ...

Border Walls Keep Out Mary and Baby
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:52am | Type: Blog

She walks the trails until her ankles swell and her back pulsates with pain. She walks the trails until her ankles swell and her back pulsates with pain. Her abdomen, swollen with ...

International Migrants Day
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:52am | Type: Blog

Eight years ago, the United Nations proclaimed Dec. 18 as <a href="http://www.nnirr.org/">International Migrants Day</a>. Eight years ago, the United Nations ...

Postville Still Suffering in the Wake of Immigration Raids
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:52am | Type: Blog

Months after <a href="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=action.ccir&amp;item=ccir_mult">the largest immigration enforcement raid in history</a>, the tiny community of Postville is ...

La Anunciación
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 7:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Demetria Martinez Short fiction on new life in a new country. YOU CAN'T BELIEVE the ninth month will ever ...

Is America the Promised Land or Egypt?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

Social location is vital to understanding how people come to their interpretations, and appropriations, of the Bible and its stories. Social location is vital to understanding how ...

The Big Shift: Latino Evangelical Voters
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

In 2004, <a title="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=magazine.contents&amp;issue=Soj0804" href="../../../index.cfm?action=magazine.contents&amp;issue=Soj0804">Latino evange ...

Fasting for Immigrant Justice this Election Season
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

Activists, evangelical Christians, and Catholic Workers have joined in a hunger strike in downtown Los Angeles to expose the plight of immigrants in the United States and to motivate 1 million peop ...

My Personal 'Faith Priorities' for this Election
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

In 2004, several conservative Catholic bishops and a few megachurch pastors like Rick Warren issued their list of "non-negotiables," which were intended to be a voter guide for their followers. ...

The Election, Immigration, and the Gospel
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

In the months leading up to the election, the topic of immigration reform has disappeared from the presidential candidates' conversations. In the months leading up to the ele ...

Seeing Immigration Through Biblical Spectacles
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

About 20 years ago, Stanley Hauerwas and William Willimon wrote a book provocatively titled <em>Resident Aliens</em>. About 20 years ago, Stanley Hauerwas and William ...

What New Monastics Can Learn from History (Part 2)
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

[<a href="http://www.sojo.net/blog/godspolitics/?p=2950">continued from part 1</a>] Out of a general respect for anyone who seeks to serve the inner city (I grew up in the housing project ...

Put the 'Labor' Back in Secretary of Labor (Our Secretary of Labor is M.I.A., Part 2)
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> <p>[<a href="http://www.sojo.net/blog/godspolitics/?p=2956">continued from part 1&l ...

Our Secretary of Labor is M.I.A. in Protecting Workers (Part 1)
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> In recent days, colleagues have asked me to write about the near ...

What New Monastics Can Learn from History (Part 1)
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

The settlement house movement is the foundation of public welfare in the United States. The settlement house movement is the foundation of public welfare in the United States. Beg ...

New Barriers Will Prevent Communion Across the Border
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>This past Sunday, Oct. 5, was <a title="http://www.worshipconnection.cokesbury.com/content.aspx?dyn=1635" href="http://www.worshipconnection.cokesbury.com/content.aspx?dyn=1635" ...

Immigration Raids Continue to Tear Communities Apart
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

It's happened again. It's happened again. With the recent memory of traumatic raids in Postville, Iowa, and Laurel, Mississippi, still lingering, federal agents invaded ...

Hard Data on the Shifting Evangelical Ethos
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

The soul of evangelical Christianity is under stress.</p> The soul of evangelical Christianity is under stress. A few weeks ago, there was the disturbing report on tor ...

Hispanic Heritage Month, Immigration, and the Presidency
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

<p align="left">This week is significant in the lives of the more than 40 million Hispanics in the United States in that it marks the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month. ...

Ten Reasons Why This Election Should Be About Issues and Not Personalities
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:17pm | Type: Blog

The presidential tickets in this election on both sides of the aisle have lots of "personality;" some of the candidates have even been referred to as "rock stars." John McCain's campa ...

Catholic Bishops Denounce Immigration Raids as Anti-Family
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=action.ccir&amp;item=ccir_mult"></a>Last year I lived in a Catholic Worker house that offers hospitality to immigrants without f ...

Two Questions of a Soon-to-be Immigrant
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

In a few weeks, I will make a life-changing journey. After 33 years of living in Northern Ireland, and for very good reasons, I am about to become an immigrant. In a few weeks, I ...

Is This Really America?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

Wednesday's <em>New York Times</em> gives a shocking description of the death of Hiu Liu Ng, also known as Jason Ng. Cause of death? Wednesday's New York T ...

Exploitation Isn't Kosher
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://kosherfood.about.com/od/guidetokosherfoodlabels/ss/symbols.htm"></a>Kosher law forbids you from boiling a calf in its mother's milk. But how are human mother ...

Exploitation Isn't Kosher
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://kosherfood.about.com/od/guidetokosherfoodlabels/ss/symbols.htm"></a>Kosher law forbids you from boiling a calf in its mother's milk. But how are human mother ...

Court Interpreter Exposes Immigration Raid Flaws
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

Catholic social teaching tells us the dignity of the human person is the foundation and measure of a moral society. If the U.S. Catholic social teaching tells us the dignity of th ...

Daddy Used to Be an Illegal Alien
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

Last week, I <a title="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2008/06/from-tomato-picker-to-neurosur.html" href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2008/06/from-tomato-picker-to-neurosur. ...

From Tomato Picker to Neurosurgeon
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

I was touched recently to hear <a href="http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/dome/0609/top_story.cfm">Dr. I was touched recently to hear Dr. Alfredo Quinoñes-Hinojosa ...

Megachurches Meet on Immigration
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 7:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Alexis Vaughan Christians for Comprehensive Immigration Reform a Sojo ...

Treating the Sojourner
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 7:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Patty Kupfer Christians at the Border: Immigration, the Church, and the Bible, by M. Daniel Carroll Rodas. Baker Academic. ...

Danger and Opportunity in Zimbabwe and South Africa
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

I have heard that the Chinese symbol for crisis means both&#160;danger and opportunity. I have heard that the Chinese symbol for crisis means both danger and opportunity. The ...

Burger King Agrees to Raise Wages for Tomato Workers
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

The Coalition of Immokalee Workers announced Friday that after a prolonged and often heated campaign, Burger King has agreed to award tomato pickers 1.5 cents per pound of tomatoes picked, the equi ...

Video: Immigration Raids and Church Response
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

Please check out this moving video shot and edited by our own on-the-ground correspondent, Sojourners Web assistant Matt Hildreth. Please check out this moving video shot and edit ...

A Call for African Solidarity Against Xenophobic Violence
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>As a South African, it is a downright shame that brothers and sisters from other countries in Africa <a href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2008/05/zimbabweans-face-new-violence.html& ...

Zimbabweans Face New Violence - in South Africa
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

This week has been marred by xenophobic violence in <st1:placename>Alexandra</st1:placename> <st1:placename>Township</st1:placename>, Johannesburg, South <st1:place>Africa</st1 ...

Black-Brown Unity
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:38pm | Type: Blog

<p>When I first decided to spend this semester of my college career in Washington, D.C., I did not expect to work for the <a href="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=action.ccir&amp;item=CC ...

Joseph Dantica's Death
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

<em>Sojourners </em>magazine scooped CBS's <em>60 Minutes </em>when <a title="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=magazine.article&amp;issue=soj0804&amp;article=08 ...

Churches a Haven after Immigration Raids
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

There was a raid at a meat-packing plant in <st1:place><st1:state>Postville, Iowa,</st1:state></st1:place> yesterday, in which about 300 people were detained. Please keep them in your p ...

WSJ: That 'Insulting' Pope
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>Thank God for <I>The Wall Street Journal</I> editorial board. Now that's a phrase I never imagined uttering. Thank God for The Wall Street Journal ...

Video: Countering Hate with Humor in the Immigration Debate
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

The <A href="http://www.wecanstopthehate.org/">"Haters"</A> know how to use the Internet effectively, or at least that's what recent research by the <A href="http:/ ...

Edwidge Danticat Describes a 'Death by Asylum'
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>A few of us around Sojourners have been reading award-winning Haitian-born writer Edwidge Danticat since she published her first novel Breath, Eyes, Memory in 1994. ...

Death by Asylum
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 7:32pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger An interview with immigrant and author Edwidge Danticat. Haitian novelist and memoirist Edw ...

PLUS: Latino Expressions of Faith and Justice
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 1:00pm | Type: Magazine Article

Aaron McCarroll Gallegos Latino believers don't fit a single mold, and they have expressed their faith in the world in a variety of w ...

Romans 13 and Immigration
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:17pm | Type: Blog

<P>The United States prides itself on being a country of laws. The United States prides itself on being a country of laws. There is the settled conviction that here citi ...

A Proposal for "Illegal Aliens"
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>The Hebrew Scriptures clearly call for the children of Israel to make room for the alien. The Israelites are reminded that they, too, were once aliens in a strange and distant land.</P> ...

Rejecting Intolerable Rhetoric
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:17pm | Type: Blog

<P dir=ltr>In Arizona it is clear that the immigration issue is <A href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/12/25/AR2007122500877.html">more than just a political d ...

Brothers and Sisters at the Borders
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>In the past year, political expediency, xenophobia, and extremism defeated reason, compromise, and reconciliation in the immigration debate. The level of animosity directed towards the immigr ...

Bring Them Home Now
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 7:32pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Our private contractors have sacrificed enough in Iraq. As the Iraq war moves to­ward its fifth ...