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It's Time to Fast and Pray
Originally Posted: 11/12/2013 - 6:43pm | Type: Blog

It is time to pray and fast for a change that now feels like a "miracle" in regard to immigration reform. ( Editors Note:  On Nov. 12, faith, immigrant rights, and l ...

Fast for Families: A Call for Immigration Reform and Citizenship
Originally Posted: 11/27/2013 - 4:29pm | Type: Blog

Faith, immigrant rights, and labor leaders launched the "Fast for Families: A Call for Immigration Reform and Citizenship," Nov. 12, taking place on the National Mall. This post is composed of update ...

National Conservative Leader’s Hunger Strike For Immigration Reform Spawns Similar Efforts
Originally Posted: 11/11/2013 - 2:34pm | Type: Press

November 8, 2013 Sojo in the News Elizabeth Llorente ...

Come Together On Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 10/29/2013 - 9:53am | Type: Press

October 28, 2013 Sojo in the News Lee K. Nanfelt ...

More Than 600 National Leaders To Converge On Washington To Urge Congress To Act On Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 10/29/2013 - 11:59am | Type: Press

October 28, 2013 Sojo in the News PR Web ...

Immigration Reform 2013: Undocumented Immigrants Should Be Allowed To Work And Bear Their Responsibility At Balance
Originally Posted: 10/23/2013 - 10:54am | Type: Press

October 22, 2013 Sojo in the News Michelle McErlain ...

Evangelicals Battle Over ‘Biblical’ Immigration
Originally Posted: 10/22/2013 - 4:34pm | Type: Press

October 22, 2013 Sojo in the News Maya Rhodan ...

Immigration Up Next For Obama, Baptists
Originally Posted: 10/22/2013 - 9:38am | Type: Press

October 21, 2013 Sojo in the News Jeff Brumley ...

Immigration Reform Groups Resume Fight
Originally Posted: 10/22/2013 - 11:28am | Type: Press

October 21, 2013 Sojo in the News Seung Min Kim ...

Why I Chained Myself to a Deportation Bus
Originally Posted: 10/21/2013 - 1:39pm | Type: Blog

On Oct. 11, I spent the morning under the front wheel of a bus filled with shackled immigrants. I joined this action with other community members to stop the two Homeland Security buses (operated by private co ...

Obama, Evangelicals To Make Immigration Top National Priority Following Fiscal Crisis Resolution
Originally Posted: 10/28/2013 - 2:09pm | Type: Press

October 17, 2013 Sojo in the News Stoyan Zaimov ...

A Call to Reclaim Our Immigrant Roots
Originally Posted: 10/16/2013 - 9:35am | Type: Blog

The “hospitality” we are called to is one of seeing someone whom we may identify as “other” and loving them. “I didn't come here because I wanted a job ... I came here becaus ...

How Feeling Each Other’s Pain Changes Everything
Originally Posted: 10/15/2013 - 3:02pm | Type: Blog

When we identify with people, we extend our hearts and hands to them. Strange but beautiful things happen when we begin to identify with people who are culturally different. A fe ...

What If U.S. Christianity Needs More Immigrants?
Originally Posted: 10/09/2013 - 4:20pm | Type: Blog

While it seems millennials are walking out the front door of U.S. congregations, another group is knocking at the back door: immigrant Christians. Evangelicals around the country ...

The Hidden Immigration Impact on American Churches
Originally Posted: 09/30/2013 - 1:26pm | Type: Blog

As Congress makes a final attempt this fall to act on comprehensive immigration reform, the debate is focusing on “securing” our borders and offering a path to citizenship to the 11 million residents here with ...

Rabbis Push Congress on Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 09/18/2013 - 10:49am | Type: Blog

In the midst of the Jewish holiday season, more than 1,200 rabbis and cantors have urged Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform. In the midst of the Jewish holiday seas ...

Love Has No Borders: How Faith Leaders Resisted Alabama’s Harsh Immigration Law
Originally Posted: 10/01/2013 - 2:24pm | Type: Blog

On April 27, 2011, 62 killer tornadoes ripped through Alabama, destroying homes, lives, and entire communities. Two weeks later, another disaster struck Alabama — HB56, the most draconian anti-immigrant law pa ...

Lessons from August Recess
Originally Posted: 08/28/2013 - 9:09am | Type: Blog

Rep. Spencer Bachus (R-Ala.) embraced immigration reform and the need to provide a path to legalization for the millions of aspiring Americans who are already major contributors to our communities and our econ ...

New ICE Policy Allows Detention Alternatives
Originally Posted: 08/26/2013 - 11:35am | Type: Blog

On Friday, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced a new guidance for its officials when detaining non-criminal undocumented parents with minor children. On Friday, Im ...

Rep. Steve King: It's Time to Tame the Tongue
Originally Posted: 08/15/2013 - 10:08am | Type: Blog

In making rash and ridiculous statements, King accomplishes little beyond drawing attention to himself and distracting attention away from the myriad challenges facing our nation and globe. ...

Immigrants Are Us
Originally Posted: 08/14/2013 - 4:19pm | Type: Blog

More than any other organized religion in the United States, the Catholic Church is an immigrant church that has grown with the nation, welcoming successive generations of immigrants who have helped build our ...

‘Hearts and Minds are Changing’ on Immigration Reform, Says Ivone Guillen of Sojourners
Originally Posted: 08/13/2013 - 10:27am | Type: Press

August 13, 2013 Sojo in the News Clarissa Perkins ...

The Bible's case for immigration reform
Originally Posted: 08/14/2013 - 10:16am | Type: Press

August 8, 2013 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

44,000 can’t wait for immigration reform in Congress
Originally Posted: 08/05/2013 - 11:24am | Type: Press

August 2, 2013 Sojo in the News Pablo Alvarado ...

From politics to the pulpit, faith groups see 'the hand of God' in immigration reform
Originally Posted: 08/05/2013 - 11:29am | Type: Press

August 3, 2013 Sojo in the News Carrie Dann ...

So Much Is at Stake: Reform and Race
Originally Posted: 08/02/2013 - 3:17pm | Type: Press

August 2, 2013 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

So Much Is At Stake: Reform and Race
Originally Posted: 08/01/2013 - 2:20pm | Type: Blog

Politics really isn’t the problem here. Nobody wants to talk about what is at the very heart of the problem: race. The battles over immigration reform and race have weighed heavil ...

On Scripture: It's the Name on the Front of the Jersey That Matters
Originally Posted: 07/31/2013 - 10:58am | Type: Blog

I am intrigued that a New York-born Puerto Rican is told to go back to Mexico in response to his performance of God Bless America. It seems to me that in some ideological circles, any brown person with the sli ...

William McKenzie: Evangelicals playing key role on immigration
Originally Posted: 07/29/2013 - 10:26am | Type: Press

July 26, 2013 Sojo in the News William McKenzie ...

The Moral Urgency of Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 07/25/2013 - 3:34pm | Type: Press

July 25, 2013 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

Religious leaders lobby House for immigration reform
Originally Posted: 07/29/2013 - 1:41pm | Type: Press

July 24, 2013 Sojo in the News The Associated Press ...

CBF pastor seeks immigration reform
Originally Posted: 07/25/2013 - 1:41pm | Type: Press

July 24, 2013 Sojo in the News Bob Allen ...

The Moral Urgency of Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 07/25/2013 - 1:46pm | Type: Blog

Some say that we should wait again, wait longer to work on the immigration system, wait until later, do it slowly, over time, down the road, piece by piece, and not act now. But our message was this: the time ...

Will the Religious Left Become the New 'Moral Majority'?
Originally Posted: 07/29/2013 - 10:23am | Type: Press

July 25, 2013 Sojo in the News Jonathan Merritt ...

The Dream 9: Praying God Will Make a Way
Originally Posted: 07/24/2013 - 11:46am | Type: Blog

They are tired of justifying their own existence, weary of hearing their hard-working, courageous parents derided as “illegal.” They cannot forget the horrors they’ve seen inside detention centers any more tha ...

Evangelicals Flood Capitol Hill to Urge Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 07/24/2013 - 9:05am | Type: Blog

Today, hundreds of evangelicals from across the country will gather on Capitol Hill to host the Pray4Reform Evangelical Day of Prayer and Action. While many groups are focused on ...

True Biblical Hospitality: Loving Immigrants, Strangers, and Enemies
Originally Posted: 07/23/2013 - 9:56am | Type: Blog

Based on our English definition, most everyone would consider themselves hospitable. But are we really? I don’t know about you, but one of my favorite moments in life is when I pu ...

Catholic Educators Push Immigration Reform That Includes Citizenship
Originally Posted: 07/23/2013 - 9:44am | Type: Blog

As support for immigration reform grows, Catholic college and university presidents from across the country have joined the movement. As support for immigration reform grows, Ca ...

John Boehner Ducks Taking Personal Stand on Immigration Citizenship Debate
Originally Posted: 07/22/2013 - 4:57pm | Type: Blog

House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio said in an interview with CBS on Sunday that “immigration reform isn’t about him.” House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio said in an interview with ...

Religious Groups Face Uphill Fight in House on Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 07/22/2013 - 11:57am | Type: Blog

Evangelical leaders pushing for comprehensive immigration reform will be back in Washington next week, praying and lobbying on Capitol Hill. They’ll need all the help they can get — divine or otherwise — after the Senate’s immigration reform bill hit ...

Religious groups face uphill fight in House on immigration reform
Originally Posted: 07/22/2013 - 10:15am | Type: Press

July 19, 2013 Sojo in the News Adelle M. Banks ...

Is Immigration Reform Dead? Not If Evangelicals Can Do Anything About It
Originally Posted: 07/18/2013 - 11:16am | Type: Press

July 18, 2013 Sojo in the News Michael Wear ...

Faith Groups Make The Religious Argument For Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 07/17/2013 - 10:35am | Type: Press

July 16, 2013 Sojo in the News Amanda Peterson Beadle ...

Gang Of Eight Targets 121 House Republicans On Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 07/18/2013 - 11:47am | Type: Press

July 16, 2013 Sojo in the News Elise Foley ...

Immigration Reform Advocates Rally Outside House Buildings in D.C., Urging Members to Enact Reform
Originally Posted: 07/15/2013 - 4:46pm | Type: Blog

On Wednesday, July 10 th , when most eyes were on the private GOP meeting where republicans gathered in the Capitol basement to strategize on immigration reform in the House, advocates were rallying outside House buildings to urge members to enact imm ...

Right lacks might on immigration
Originally Posted: 07/15/2013 - 2:27pm | Type: Press

July 15, 2013 Sojo in the News Seung Min Kim ...

Sidelined Obama Faces Impossible Task on Immigration
Originally Posted: 07/11/2013 - 4:16pm | Type: Blog

In the next few weeks President Barack Obama is expected to visit key states throughout the U.S. In the next few weeks President Barack Obama is expected to visit key states thro ...

House Not Voting on Senate Immigration Bill Is OK, Evangelical Immigration Table Says
Originally Posted: 07/10/2013 - 11:15am | Type: Press

July 10, 2013 Sojo in the News Napp Nazworth ...

Religious Groups Urge House to Act on Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 07/10/2013 - 9:31am | Type: Press

July 9, 2013 Sojo in the News Dan Weil ...

Evangelical Immigration Table Steps Up Efforts on House
Originally Posted: 07/10/2013 - 9:21am | Type: Press

July 9, 2013 Press Releases Ahead of the key House GOP conference on ...