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Nuns, Paddy Wagons, and the Dags Will Inherit The Earth
Originally Posted: 05/19/2014 - 9:09am | Type: Blog

On Monday a nun was arrested here in Australia. That’s right, a nun. She was one of a crowd of Christian leaders who engaged in nonviolent sit-ins at the electorate offices of Bill Shorten and Tony Abbott. Thi ...

Pastors Gather, Asking God to Resurrect Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 05/05/2014 - 2:44pm | Type: Blog

When more than 250 pastors descended upon Washington, D.C., the event made one message abundantly clear: if immigration reform is going to happen, God is going to be the one who is going to get it done. ...

One More Time, Evangelicals Head to Hill on Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 04/30/2014 - 10:21am | Type: Blog

Trying yet again with new voices, more than 250 evangelical pastors came to Capitol Hill on Tuesday to push for immigration reform. WASHINGTON — Trying yet again with new voices, ...

When Immigration Takes a Human Face
Originally Posted: 04/21/2014 - 2:42pm | Type: Blog

As the “immigration issue” continues to be discussed in our country, for me, it is becoming much less of a political talking point and much more about genuine, human relationship. They are my friends. They are ...

Putting the Immigration Debate in Human Terms
Originally Posted: 04/17/2014 - 8:13am | Type: Blog

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush recently stated that people who come into the country unauthorized to find work and support their families are doing so as “an act of love.” In a Miami Herald op-ed, Archbishop Tho ...

Immigration Advocates Plot A Resurrection
Originally Posted: 04/16/2014 - 9:34am | Type: Press

April 10, 2014 Sojo in the News Naureen Khan ...

Advocates Push For Immigration Reform Despite Resistance
Originally Posted: 04/16/2014 - 9:28am | Type: Press

April 9, 2014 Sojo in the News Bartholomew Sullivan ...

Immigration, Resurrection, And The Battle For The American Soul
Originally Posted: 04/16/2014 - 9:18am | Type: Press

April 11, 2014 Sojo in the News Lisa Sharon Harper ...

Murthy Celebrates Outstanding Immigrants at AIC Awards In Washington, D.C.
Originally Posted: 04/16/2014 - 9:14am | Type: Press

April 11, 2014 Sojo in the News Kevin Parker ...

Another Pro-Life Issue
Originally Posted: 04/16/2014 - 9:08am | Type: Press

April 11, 2014 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

Another Pro-Life Issue
Originally Posted: 04/10/2014 - 12:40pm | Type: Blog

Commonsense immigration reform is part of a consistent ethic in which all of life is treated as sacred, and we will continue to pray and to act until we fix this “broken [immigration] system.” ...

Fast for Families Returns to Washington
Originally Posted: 04/11/2014 - 8:30am | Type: Blog

The national “Fast for Families Across America” bus tour campaign ended their journey yesterday in front of the U.S. Capitol building Washington, D.C.—The national Fast for Fami ...

An Easter Sermon: Immigration’s Winter and Spring
Originally Posted: 04/09/2014 - 2:54pm | Type: Blog

It is into the public eulogy of immigration reform that the Christian message of Lent and Easter can breathe new life. “That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, a ...

Reimagining What Is Possible: Welcoming the Stranger in Australia
Originally Posted: 04/09/2014 - 11:45am | Type: Blog

The First Home Project is a former methamphetamine lab transformed into three apartments that provide medium-term accommodation at below-market rates for refugees transitioning into their new Australian lives. ...

Immigration Reform: No More Excuses
Originally Posted: 04/09/2014 - 10:50am | Type: Blog

As we wait for Congress to pass immigration reform, far too many immigrants are perishing in the desert, and thousands upon thousands of families are being torn apart by deportations. These injustices must end ...

That They May Be One: Immigration and Christian Unity
Originally Posted: 04/09/2014 - 10:27am | Type: Blog

of them to God through the cross, by which he put to death their hostility” (Eph. 2:16). I am convinced ...

Immigration and Resurrection
Originally Posted: 04/09/2014 - 5:21am | Type: Blog

I looked these immigrant workers in the eyes and said through tears: “God sees you. You are not alone. Across the nation people from the north and south — people who are black, white, Latino, Asian American, a ...

Immigration Reform Advocates Begin Fast In Va.
Originally Posted: 04/07/2014 - 4:20pm | Type: Press

April 3, 2014 Sojo in the News The Associated Press ...

Fasting Protesters Seek To Press Meehan On Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 04/07/2014 - 4:10pm | Type: Press

April 3, 2014 Sojo in the News Michael Matza ...

National 'Fast For Families' Visits Philadelphia Area, Promoting Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 04/07/2014 - 4:05pm | Type: Press

April 2, 2014 Sojo in the News Cherri Gregg ...

Conservative Media Shocked Biden Considers Undocumented Immigrants Americans
Originally Posted: 04/07/2014 - 3:52pm | Type: Press

March 28, 2014 Sojo in the News Solange Uwimana ...

Immigration Advocacy Update: Nearing Two Million Deportations
Originally Posted: 04/04/2014 - 2:28pm | Type: Blog

With Easter recess around the corner, immigration supporters are in full force with their advocacy plans. With Easter recess around the corner, immigration supporters are in full ...

WATCH: Bishops Celebrate Mass on the Border, Pray for Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 04/01/2014 - 9:54am | Type: Blog

Today, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' will hold a border mass in Nogales, Ariz., at noon eastern time. Today, the United States Conference of Catholic Bis ...

#Fast4Families -- Week 5
Originally Posted: 04/01/2014 - 9:42am | Type: Blog

The Fast for Families bus continues its journey across the country getting closer to its final destination: Washington, D.C., on April 9. The Fast for Families bus continues its j ...

Why Have You Forsaken Me?
Originally Posted: 04/08/2014 - 4:10pm | Type: Blog

As I reflect on the plight of the undocumented immigrant in the United States today, I wonder if the words of the Psalmist, echoed by Jesus on the cross, don’t hit a little too close to home. ...

Poll Indicates Immigration Reform Won't Alienate GOP Voters
Originally Posted: 03/25/2014 - 1:36pm | Type: Blog

While many members of Congress are waiting for the primary season to be over before they make any solid decision on immigration reform, a recent New American Economy poll shows conservative members on Congress ...

Immigration Rights Activist Arrested Delivering a Letter to Florida Congressman
Originally Posted: 03/24/2014 - 1:03pm | Type: Blog

On Friday, Eliseo Medina, a prominent immigration rights activists was arrested after trying to peacefully deliver a letter to Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) district office. ...

Living with 'An Illegal:' How a Friendship Changed My Perspective on Immigration
Originally Posted: 03/21/2014 - 6:44pm | Type: Blog

How one person changed everything I knew about immigration reform and undocumented immigrants. I don’t know what came over me. Was it what Noel Castellanos (CEO of CCDA) had said? ...

#Fast4Families Bus Presses on in Week 4 of Tour
Originally Posted: 03/21/2014 - 9:54am | Type: Blog

Entering its fourth week on the road, the Fast for Families bus continues its journey across the country getting closer to its final destination: Washington, D.C. on April 9. Ente ...

For One Great Prayer
Originally Posted: 03/18/2014 - 1:15pm | Type: Blog

I have tried to provide a clergy presence whenever I can to show that ending the suffering of immigrant families, including that of the 1 out of 7 undocumented Korean Americans, is also a concern of persons of ...

Our Fast On Behalf Of Immigrant Families Across The Nation
Originally Posted: 03/18/2014 - 10:30am | Type: Press

March 15, 2014 Sojo in the News Stan Bain ...

#Fast4Families Embarks on National Bus Tour for Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 03/14/2014 - 9:38am | Type: Blog

Building on the momentum from last year’s fast on the National Mall, the #Fast4Families campaign has entered into its next phase: a cross-country bus tour. Building on the momentu ...

Catholics, Evangelicals Press GOP On Immigration
Originally Posted: 03/13/2014 - 1:23pm | Type: Press

March 13, 2014 Sojo in the News Donna Cassata ...

14 Faith Leaders To Watch In 2014
Originally Posted: 03/12/2014 - 10:35am | Type: Press

March 12, 2014 Sojo in the News Center for American Progress ...

Walls That Divide
Originally Posted: 03/11/2014 - 4:08pm | Type: Blog

As we ponder walls and the devastation caused by building them, many people in the United States have begun to recognize that we cannot continue building walls to separate us from others. We need to break them ...

MAP: Detention Facilities in the U.S.
Originally Posted: 03/18/2014 - 10:42am | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors The United States maintains 33,400 beds and spends nearly $2 billion a year on the detention of immigrants under the dubious ...

Waiting for a Miracle
Originally Posted: 03/12/2014 - 8:18am | Type: Magazine Article

Patty Kupfer While the battle for immigration reform continues, more than 1,000 people are deported every day. ...

NY's Human Stake: Immigration Reform & State Of The Union
Originally Posted: 03/05/2014 - 4:17pm | Type: Press

January 28, 2014 Sojo in the News Mike Clifford ...

Immigrant Fasters Take Reform Campaign Nationwide
Originally Posted: 03/05/2014 - 4:13pm | Type: Press

January 27, 2014 Sojo in the News The Associated Press ...

Immigrant Fasters Take Reform Campaign Nationwide
Originally Posted: 03/05/2014 - 4:13pm | Type: Press

January 27, 2014 Sojo in the News The Associated Press ...

Fast For Families Tour Of US Promotes Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 03/05/2014 - 2:22pm | Type: Press

January 30, 2014 Sojo in the News Alejandro Alba ...

Evangelical Leaders Praise House Republican Support For Path To Legal Status For Unauthorized Immigrants
Originally Posted: 03/05/2014 - 2:19pm | Type: Press

January 31, 2014 Sojo in the News Napp Nazworth ...

Evangelical Leaders Praise House Republican Support For Path To Legal Status For Unauthorized Immigrants
Originally Posted: 03/05/2014 - 2:19pm | Type: Press

January 31, 2014 Sojo in the News Napp Nazworth ...

Catholic, Evangelical Leaders Release Letter To Congress On Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 03/05/2014 - 1:56pm | Type: Press

March 5, 2014 Sojo in the News Francesca Norsen Tate ...

Ash Wednesday: How Fasting and Prayer Could Change Us — and Our Country
Originally Posted: 03/05/2014 - 12:26pm | Type: Blog

words, and lifestyles. As 16th century reformer Martin Luther taught, the Christian life in its totality ...

The Man Who Kept Immigration Reform Alive
Originally Posted: 03/03/2014 - 2:36pm | Type: Press

February 3, 2014 Sojo in the News Elise Foley ...

Long Elusive Immigration Reform Faces Narrow Path Forward In Congress
Originally Posted: 03/03/2014 - 2:32pm | Type: Press

February 3, 2014 Sojo in the News Naureen Khan ...

Boehner 'Taps Brakes' On Immigration Reform Due To Obama Distrust; Evangelicals Decry Inaction
Originally Posted: 03/03/2014 - 2:23pm | Type: Press

February 7, 2014 Sojo in the News Stoyan Zaimov ...

Immigration Activists To Hold Lenten Fasts
Originally Posted: 03/03/2014 - 1:27pm | Type: Press

February 28, 2014 Sojo in the News Suzanne Gamboa ...

Immigration Reform News 2014: Religious Leaders Join Together To Pressure Republicans To Pass Reform Bill
Originally Posted: 02/28/2014 - 3:01pm | Type: Press

February 28, 2014 Sojo in the News Selena Hill ...