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The Movement to Keep Families Together
Originally Posted: 10/31/2014 - 1:16pm | Type: Blog

On Sept. 25 Francisco Córdoba entered into Sanctuary at St. Francis in the Foothills United Methodist Church in Tucson, Ariz., after the threat of deportation had been looming over his family's life for e ...

It's Food Day: Here's What You Need to Know
Originally Posted: 10/24/2014 - 8:59am | Type: Blog

It is incredibly apt that this year’s Food Day is dedicated to farmworkers, who occupy the invisible base of our nation’s food system. There is an ancient Sanskrit mantra — Anna ...

Evangelicals Boost Clinics to Help Immigrants Navigate Legal Headaches
Originally Posted: 10/23/2014 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

An alliance of evangelical organizations has pledged to dramatically increase the number of church-based legal clinics across the country to assist immigrants with the complicated processes of seeking green cards, visas and family unification. The ...

Reviving the Sanctuary Movement
Originally Posted: 10/16/2014 - 1:41pm | Type: Blog

Currently, the Sanctuary Movement allows members of congregations who are facing deportation to reside within the sacred space of a church, synagogue, or mosque in order to avoid immediate deportation from the ...

Welcoming the Stranger (Even If It’s Against the Law)
Originally Posted: 10/03/2014 - 10:05am | Type: Blog

Philadelphia faith leaders announced that they will welcome immigrant families even if it is against the law. They are building a movement of "sanctuary congregations" and have dreams that the U.S. w ...

'To Define Is to Limit'
Originally Posted: 09/30/2014 - 3:32pm | Type: Blog

We are not criminals. We have done what we had to do, what any human would do, to seek a violence-free life, to keep our families together, or, like me, to pursue an education. I am one of 11 million, and each ...

Immigration Reform a 'Moral Test'
Originally Posted: 09/23/2014 - 2:37pm | Type: Press

June 13, 2014 Sojo in the News Morning Joe ...

Addressing Immigration as a Moral Issue
Originally Posted: 09/23/2014 - 2:23pm | Type: Press

June 14, 2014 Sojo in the News Melissa Harris-Perry ...

Eric Cantor Loss Kills Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 09/22/2014 - 2:03pm | Type: Press

June 10, 2014 Sojo in the News Seung Min Kim ...

Joe Biden: No 'Red Card' on Immigration
Originally Posted: 09/22/2014 - 1:34pm | Type: Press

June 26, 2014 Sojo in the News Seung Min Kim ...

Obama's Immigration Strategy Complicated by Border Influx
Originally Posted: 09/22/2014 - 1:29pm | Type: Press

June 27, 2014 Sojo in the News Lisa Lerer ...

Evangelical Ads Changed Attitudes on Immigration, Study Finds
Originally Posted: 09/22/2014 - 1:25pm | Type: Press

September 5, 2014 Sojo in the News Napp Nazworth ...

In McAllen, Texas, Faith Groups Responded, while Washington Dithered (Commentary)
Originally Posted: 09/22/2014 - 11:12am | Type: Press

September 17, 2014 Sojo in the News Linda Garrett ...

Biden Says No 'Red Card' for GOP on Immigration
Originally Posted: 09/22/2014 - 10:36am | Type: Press

June 26, 2014 Sojo in the News Reid Epstein ...

Joe Biden Sets Immigration Meeting
Originally Posted: 09/19/2014 - 3:18pm | Type: Press

June 25, 2014 Sojo in the News Seung Min Kim ...

Why I’m Not Stopped by Border Patrol
Originally Posted: 09/19/2014 - 9:49am | Type: Blog

I was 16 when I finished school in Germany, 17 when ... fascination with this country. I was 16 when I finished school in Germany, 17 when I finished school ... immigrants, Immigration) Photo courtesy Michaela Graham I was 16 when I finished school in Germany, 17 ...

Humanity at the Border
Originally Posted: 09/18/2014 - 2:05pm | Type: Press

August 4, 2014 Sojo in the News Kelli Yoder ...

Liberal, Conservative Evangelicals Unite to Call Congress to Act on Migrant Children
Originally Posted: 09/18/2014 - 11:48am | Type: Press

July 23, 2014 Sojo in the News Morgan Lee ...

In McAllen, Texas, Faith Groups Responded, while Washington Dithered
Originally Posted: 09/18/2014 - 9:48am | Type: Blog

In the face of an imploding immigration system, an exploding political debate and a deadlock on reform in Washington, it was religious leaders who rallied to form a humanitarian response to the surge of unacco ...

Border Justice Cause Brings Unlikely Religious Groups Together In Defense Of Migrant Children
Originally Posted: 09/16/2014 - 3:46pm | Type: Press

July 23, 2014 Sojo in the News Yasmine Hafiz ...

Evangelicals, Catholics seek to Aid Children at the Border
Originally Posted: 09/16/2014 - 3:36pm | Type: Press

July 22, 2014 John Sexton Breitbart ...

When Supporting Your Family Earns a Criminal Record
Originally Posted: 09/16/2014 - 10:31am | Type: Blog

When I turned 16, I woke up excited, ready to go to the DMV and get my driver’s license like all my friends were doing -- and then my parents told me that I ... 16, I woke up excited, ready to go to the DMV and get my driver’s license like all my friends were ...

Will America Live Up to Its Promise?
Originally Posted: 09/12/2014 - 10:42am | Type: Blog

When I left school, my status lapsed, and I became undocumented. Three years later, my mother was killed — a victim of domestic violence. With no “home country” to go back to and no way to adjust my status, I ...

Should All Americans Have the Right to an Education?
Originally Posted: 09/10/2014 - 11:45am | Type: Blog

was 16. I started school at North Cobb High School, the biggest high school in Cobb County, Ga. Within ...

With Cantor Gone, Immigration Reform is All on John Boehner Now
Originally Posted: 09/10/2014 - 11:40am | Type: Press

June 10, 2014 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

Immigration Laws Should Serve People, Not Politics
Originally Posted: 09/10/2014 - 9:57am | Type: Press

July 26, 2014 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

Immigration Reform Has Some Dry Bones
Originally Posted: 09/10/2014 - 9:37am | Type: Press

July 3, 2014 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

What Are You Most Proud Of?
Originally Posted: 09/15/2014 - 11:03am | Type: Blog

If I am sent back to Mexico — a land I no longer know anything about, who will be there to support my family? My sons, Issac and Felipe are my pride and joy. My wife and I go to c ...

Jose Antonio Vargas and Others to Apply for Deportation Deferrals, Push Obama on Executive Action
Originally Posted: 08/22/2014 - 1:44pm | Type: Blog

Earlier this week Jose Antonio Vargas, joined by ten other undocumented immigrants, announced the 1 of 11 Million campaign in Washington to urge the delay of deportations for the millions of documented immigra ...

Mirror, Mirror
Originally Posted: 08/04/2014 - 4:32pm | Type: Blog

It all seems so obvious. Perhaps Paul gives us some insight here. Perhaps it’s because, like all things including immigration reform, what we think we see has little to do with reality. ...

From the Archives: September 1984
Originally Posted: 08/06/2014 - 10:07am | Type: Magazine Article

Stacey Merkt Where is the Refuge? EL SALVADOR'S war has already claimed 40,000 lives. But our government ...

Jesuits Tell Their Alumni in Congress: Protect Border Children
Originally Posted: 08/04/2014 - 2:41pm | Type: Blog

American Jesuits are pushing members of Congress who were educated at the Catholic order’s schools to pass aid for thousands of refugee children who have surged across the border in Texas in recent months, cal ...

Faith Leaders Arrested At White House Calling For Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 08/01/2014 - 10:24am | Type: Blog

More than 100 faith leaders and immigration activists were arrested today during an act of civil disobedience outside of the White House. The activists were calling on President Barack Obama to take executive ...

Survey: Most Americans Say U.S. Should Shelter, Not Deport, Child Migrants
Originally Posted: 07/29/2014 - 10:28am | Type: Blog

Most Americans say the waves of children crossing into the United States from Central America are refugees fleeing danger at home. And they say the United States should support these children while reviewing t ...

Could Loaves and Fishes Change The Immigration Dilemma?
Originally Posted: 07/29/2014 - 11:15am | Type: Blog

What might happen if we were to look at the two goods of protection and hospitality not as competing goods in a world of scarcity, but as complimentary goods in a world of abundance? I think we might come up w ...

Central American Refugee Crisis at the Border—How You Can Help
Originally Posted: 07/24/2014 - 12:19pm | Type: Blog

The overwhelming concern and support among the faith community for these Central American refugees has been a huge blessing for these children both at the national and local level. If you are wondering how you ...

Deported: A View From the 'Other' Side
Originally Posted: 07/23/2014 - 11:05am | Type: Blog

Now, we could argue this politically and enter into the endless rhetoric, partisan mudslinging and various interpretations of United States immigration history, but that’s not the point. The point is taking se ...

Evangelicals Address Migrant Crisis
Originally Posted: 07/22/2014 - 2:51pm | Type: Press

July 22, 2014 Sojo in the News Seung Min Kim ...

Southern Baptist and Catholic Leaders Tour Texas Facilities for Migrant Children
Originally Posted: 07/22/2014 - 4:32pm | Type: Blog

Today leaders from the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) and the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention will join the Catholic Bishop of Brownsville in Texas to visit ...

Let's Treat Children At The Border As Christ Would
Originally Posted: 07/18/2014 - 3:57pm | Type: Press

July 18, 2014 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

A View From the Bus Station
Originally Posted: 07/17/2014 - 12:51pm | Type: Blog

“The United States is wonderful,” said one woman, after I helped get her oriented to what buses she would take from Tucson to Florida, gave food and snacks to her and her 8- and 9-year-old sons, and helped her ...

Detained Journalist, Activist Jose Antonio Vargas Has Been Released
Originally Posted: 07/15/2014 - 6:20pm | Type: Blog

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas has been detained by border patrol at McAllen-Miller International Airport in Texas after having visited the border town‘s shelter for unaccompanied Centra ...

Jesus Is at the Border
Originally Posted: 07/14/2014 - 10:23am | Type: Blog

So, why do we keep expelling Jesus? Because we don’t actually believe in him. We don’t believe that in Jesus God is setting the world right by showing us that there is a divine unity of love that unites “us” a ...

What Moves Mountains?
Originally Posted: 07/10/2014 - 10:06am | Type: Magazine Article

Lisa Sharon Harper Do you have faith the size of a mustard seed? That's all we need. LOVE. THAT'S W ...

'...That All Men Are Created Equal'
Originally Posted: 07/08/2014 - 1:10pm | Type: Blog

People know. Not just Americans, but the entire globe. People know that the founders didn't mean it then, nor does this nation mean it now. People know. Not just American ...

The Moral Failure of Immigration Reform: Are We Really Afraid Of Children?
Originally Posted: 07/03/2014 - 3:51pm | Type: Blog

The horrible events in Murrieta, California on Tuesday reminds of the most important immigration talk I’ve given this year—the one I gave to my son’s fifth grade class. Did you s ...

The Obama Strategy Of Complicated Immigration Border Flow
Originally Posted: 07/03/2014 - 1:39pm | Type: Press

June 27, 2014 Sojo in the News Jonalyn26 ...

Obama: GOP Failed To Pass A 'Darn' Immigration Bill
Originally Posted: 07/03/2014 - 1:13pm | Type: Press

June 30, 2014 Sojo in the News Seung Min Kim ...

Obama: I Will Fight for Immigration Reform Alone Since House Republicans Refuse To Vote
Originally Posted: 07/03/2014 - 1:00pm | Type: Press

July 1, 2014 Sojo in the News Stoyan Zaimov ...

'The Stranger' Shows Realities of U.S.' Broken Immigration System
Originally Posted: 07/02/2014 - 11:37am | Type: Blog

The personal stories of immigrants who are facing the unintended consequences of our countries broken immigration policies are often left out of the national debate. 'The Stranger' offers just a few ...