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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 ...

Don’t Leave People of African Descent Out of the Immigration Debate
Originally Posted: 06/27/2014 - 2:44pm | Type: Blog

Many people like to point out that people should just do things the “right way.” While I agree with the premise of this statement, the likelihood of success for many people of color is slim to none. The realit ...

Double Victory: 'Winning Over the Cops Who Had to Arrest Us'
Originally Posted: 06/27/2014 - 10:17am | Type: Blog

As nine of us sat in MP Jamie Briggs’ office, we shared our hopes and dreams for the impact of what we were taking part in. Beforehand all agreed, not only did we want to draw attention to children who continu ...

Immigration: The Unforgivable Sin?
Originally Posted: 06/18/2014 - 4:27pm | Type: Blog

Surely justice requires that, like all other crimes, there be consequences for immigration violations that fit the severity of the crime? When I share the story of how brutal ...

Immigration Reform Leaders of Today Must Follow Past Examples
Originally Posted: 06/16/2014 - 11:45am | Type: Blog

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The Many Contexts Of Immigrants-- And Evangelicals
Originally Posted: 06/13/2014 - 4:55pm | Type: Press

June 11, 2014 Sojo in the News Matthew Bowman ...

Christian College Alums Vie For Eric Cantor's Seat
Originally Posted: 06/13/2014 - 4:29pm | Type: Press

June 11, 2014 Sojo in the News Morgan Lee ...

Evangelicals: GOP Tumult Doesn't Doom Immigration Push
Originally Posted: 06/13/2014 - 4:19pm | Type: Press

June 12, 2014 Sojo in the News Reid Epstein ...

Hispanic Evangelical Churches Stand Ready to Assist Unaccompanied Minors
Originally Posted: 06/13/2014 - 1:55pm | Type: Blog

With the growing crisis of undocumented minors coming to the United States without a parent or guardian, the National Latino Evangelical Coalition (NaLEC) urged the government to allow them to provide compassi ...

Immigration Isn't Dead
Originally Posted: 06/12/2014 - 12:40pm | Type: Blog

Yesterday was one of the craziest days in recent American political history. House Majority leader Eric Cantor fell to Tea Party economics professor David Brat in a primary upset no pundit saw coming. ...

With Cantor Gone, Immigration Reform Is All On John Boehner Now
Originally Posted: 06/11/2014 - 2:32pm | Type: Blog

The stunning primary defeat of Eric Cantor could be a blessing for passing immigration reform. The stunning primary defeat of Eric Cantor could be a blessing for passing immigrati ...

Moment Of Truth On Immigration Reform Is Now
Originally Posted: 06/09/2014 - 1:47pm | Type: Press

May 30, 2014 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

This Will Change How You See Immigration
Originally Posted: 06/09/2014 - 1:37pm | Type: Press

May 30, 2014 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

Immigration Delay Ups The Ante On Obama, GOP
Originally Posted: 06/09/2014 - 11:58am | Type: Press

May 28, 2014 Sojo in the News Josh Lederman ...

John Boehner Has Moral, Biblical Choice To Make On Immigration Reform Vote, Says Jim Wallis
Originally Posted: 06/09/2014 - 11:55am | Type: Press

May 29, 2014 Sojo in the News Stoyan Zaimov ...

Activists Say The White House Delay Of A Deportation Policy Review Means 70,000 More Deportations Between Now And August
Originally Posted: 06/09/2014 - 11:50am | Type: Press

June 1, 2014 Sojo in the News Albor Ruiz ...

Immigration Reform 2014: Evangelical, Catholic Leaders Mathew Staver, Jim Wallis And Thomas Wenski Continue Call For Reform
Originally Posted: 06/05/2014 - 3:37pm | Type: Press

June 1, 2014 Sojo in the News Crossmap ...

Speaker Boehner Shouldn't Delay Immigration Reform Any Longer: Editorial
Originally Posted: 06/05/2014 - 3:19pm | Type: Press

May 29, 2014 Sojo in the News Cleveland Plain Dealer ...

Our Country Needs Immigration Reform Based on Biblical Values
Originally Posted: 06/05/2014 - 12:50pm | Type: Blog

As immigration reform gains more and more bipartisan support in Congress, I am encouraged by our lawmakers’ positive steps forward, and I can’t help but think of my own story on immigration. ...

Evangelical Immigration Table Documentary, 'The Stranger,' Seeks Reform Of Laws, Churches
Originally Posted: 06/04/2014 - 3:53pm | Type: Press

June 3, 2014 Sojo in the News Napp Nazworth ...

Who Is Pushing For A Legislative Solution On Immigration Reform?
Originally Posted: 06/04/2014 - 3:41pm | Type: Press

June 3, 2014 Sojo in the News Vox ...

Immigration Reform Frees Us All
Originally Posted: 06/04/2014 - 1:31pm | Type: Blog

We are tied in a single garment of destiny. What affects our immigrant brothers, sisters, husbands and neighbors affects us all. May this interrelated reality bring us together in a united stance for justice, ...

From Detainee to Activist
Originally Posted: 06/04/2014 - 12:54pm | Type: Blog

For Nazry and I, our faith is paramount to how we think about immigration policy. The heaviest tears that we cried during his 10 months of detention were for the men and women in the detention centers who were ...

Believing in Miracles
Originally Posted: 06/03/2014 - 8:12pm | Type: Blog

All we have to do is step out in faith and believe God in his abundant grace. This is the season for abundance. It is abundance of change. My name is Tabitha Sookdeo, and I’m 20 y ...

A Phoenix Easter Story
Originally Posted: 06/06/2014 - 9:38am | Type: Blog

The complexities of reforming our immigration laws remain, yet today I find myself filled with the hope that comes when one meets Jesus risen from the dead. I first heard about Ru ...

Bearing Burdens: From Evangelism to Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 06/02/2014 - 4:43pm | Type: Blog

Without actually changing the system at the upper levels of political power, undocumented people across America will continue to remain in the “ready-made pool of victims” (as a policeman friend put it) as the ...

Defining Identity: Person of Color. Woman. Poor. Fatherless. Undocumented.
Originally Posted: 06/02/2014 - 11:07am | Type: Blog

In the midst of these experiences, I had to define the core of my identity. I am a person of color. I am a woman. I am poor. I am fatherless. I am an undocumented immigrant. Indeed, it has been excruciating se ...

This Will Change How You See Immigration
Originally Posted: 06/05/2014 - 1:57pm | Type: Blog

The people we meet change our lives. Through hearing the stories and learning about the lives of others, we are transformed. And, it is for exactly those reasons that I hope you’ll watch this short trailer and ...

Immigration Reformers Ask Obama For Time
Originally Posted: 05/28/2014 - 2:06pm | Type: Press

May 27, 2014 Sojo in the News Seung Min Kim ...

Obama Delays Deportation Review Amid Push For Immigration Overhaul
Originally Posted: 05/28/2014 - 2:01pm | Type: Press

May 28, 2014 Sojo in the News Laura Meckler ...

Obama Delays Deportation Fix To Give GOP Time On Immigration
Originally Posted: 05/28/2014 - 1:51pm | Type: Press

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

Immigration Reform: Now Is The Time
Originally Posted: 05/22/2014 - 2:12pm | Type: Press

May 16, 2014 Sojo in the News David Gushee Associated Baptist Press ...

Nuns, Paddy Wagons, and the Dags Will Inherit The Earth
Originally Posted: 05/19/2014 - 10:09am | 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 ...