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Moore Prays For Obama, Urges Immigration Steps During White House Session
Originally Posted: 11/25/2013 - 11:01am | Type: Press

November 14, 2013 Sojo in the News Tom Strode ...

In Oval Office, Evangelicals Press for Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 11/14/2013 - 1:13pm | Type: Blog

Speaker of the House John Boehner signaled Wednesday that there would be no immigration reform this year, an announcement made the same day that some of the nation’s most prominent evangelical pastors met with ...

In Oval Office, Evangelicals Press For Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 11/14/2013 - 12:54pm | Type: Press

November 13, 2013 Sojo in the News Lauren Markoe ...

What You're Not Allowed to Talk About in Washington
Originally Posted: 11/13/2013 - 3:19pm | Type: Blog

Business leaders, law enforcement officials, and evangelical Christians—key constituencies that are typically part of the Republican base—have been at the forefront of immigration reform. ...

Activists to Fast on Capitol Hill Until Congress Passes Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 11/13/2013 - 1:04pm | Type: Blog

As an icy wind whipped the sides of a packed tent, five activists committed themselves Tuesday to fast from food and drink and to camp in front of the U.S. Capitol until Congress passes comprehensive immigrati ...

What Immigration Reform Looks Like
Originally Posted: 11/13/2013 - 1:07pm | Type: Blog

Sojourners has released a powerful video telling the story an undocumented minister following God’s call and faithfully serving a congregation. In the contentious debate on immig ...

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 ...

United States Conference Of Catholic Bishops Are For Legal Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 10/31/2013 - 10:22am | Type: Press

October 29, 2013 Sojo in the News Dee Dee Garcia Blase ...

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 ...

Evangelicals Converging on Washington to Support Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 10/25/2013 - 4:51pm | Type: Blog

In a recent USA Today article, reporter Alan Gomez highlights the broad support for immigration reform including among the evangelical faith community. In a recent   USA To ...

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 ...

Strangers in the Land (eBook)
Originally Posted: 11/18/2013 - 4:14pm | Type: Product

Click here to view table of contents A six ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

The 5 Rules of Recess
Originally Posted: 08/08/2013 - 11:38am | Type: Blog

While many assume Congress has taken an extended vacation this month, nothing could be further from the truth. Recess is just as important now as it was when we were kids, but the rules have changed. ...

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 ...

A Community of Strangers
Originally Posted: 08/07/2013 - 9:38am | Type: Magazine Article

Stacy Martin Regardless of where we end up on immigration reform, Matthew 22 reminds us that no law can make us love our neighbor. ...

One Courageous Act May Ignite Us All: The DREAM 9
Originally Posted: 08/02/2013 - 10:17am | Type: Blog

We will be fasting, praying, and calling our elected leaders this week to bring awareness to the millions of immigrant families separated by detention, deportation, and border militarization in recent years. J ...

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 ...

Nuns on the Bus Push Congress to Pass Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 07/25/2013 - 1:32pm | Type: Blog

The “Nuns on the Bus” are back from their 6,800-mile trek across the U.S., but their hardest job may be yet to come: convincing the Republican-led House to pass immigration reform. ...

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 ...

Over 300 Evangelical Leaders Meet with House Republicans on Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 08/07/2013 - 3:52pm | Type: Press

July 24, 2013 Press Releases Today, on the eve of a critical August r ...

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 ...

White House Slams House GOP Plan for Immigrants
Originally Posted: 07/23/2013 - 12:14pm | Type: Blog

The GOP was highly criticized by Democratic officials for their plan to offer a path to citizenship for illegal children with the exclusion of legalizing their parents. White House advisors remain spiteful of the GOP’s immigration plans accusing them of ...

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 ...