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Evangelical opinion split on Obama's immigration reforms
Originally Posted: 11/24/2014 - 1:58pm | Type: Press

November 21, 2014 Sojo in the News Mark Woods ...

Putting People Before Politics
Originally Posted: 11/24/2014 - 1:55pm | Type: Press

November 21, 2014 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

Immigration Groups Have Won The Battle; Now Comes The War
Originally Posted: 11/24/2014 - 1:53pm | Type: Press

November 21, 2014 Sojo in the News Sam Stein ...

Evangelicals Split Over Obama's Executive Action on Immigration
Originally Posted: 11/24/2014 - 1:48pm | Type: Press

November 21, 2014 Sojo in the News Leonardo Blair ...

Obama's Executive Action Isn't Outrageous. It's How Immigration Reform Gets Done.
Originally Posted: 11/21/2014 - 3:30pm | Type: Press

November 20, 2014 Sojo in the News Fawn Johnson ...

Becoming a Better America
Originally Posted: 11/21/2014 - 2:59pm | Type: Blog

Obama is not offering people citizenship, but his address reflected on the meaning of community belonging. “These people” often act like citizens, he seemed to be saying, because they “came to work, and study, ...

Evangelicals a Mixed Bag on Obama’s Immigration Move
Originally Posted: 11/21/2014 - 11:09am | Type: Blog

While Republican leaders blast President Obama for taking executive action on immigration reform, some prominent evangelical leaders are welcoming the president’s plans to keep about 5 million undocumented imm ...

President Obama's Remarks on Immigration Action
Originally Posted: 11/20/2014 - 8:49pm | Type: Blog

Editor's Note: Thursday evening, President Barack Obama announced he is taking action to reform pieces of our broken immigration system. See Sojourners President Jim Wallis' recap here. Below are Pre ...

Putting People Before Politics
Originally Posted: 11/20/2014 - 8:08pm | Type: Blog

For us, the 1,000+ deportations per day means the breakup of families we have come to know and love in our own congregations and communities. Their families are now our families; their kids are our kids. For u ...

White House Announcement on Executive Action on Immigration Tonight
Originally Posted: 11/20/2014 - 1:47pm | Type: Blog

Yesterday, President Obama released a short video providing more information on a much-anticipated executive action announcement on immigration policy. While the details remain unclear on how many of the 11 mi ...

Faith and Civil Rights Leaders Appeal to President Obama and Congress to Act Now on Immigration
Originally Posted: 11/18/2014 - 10:40am | Type: Press

to deliver commonsense immigration reform legislation.   Signed by 16 leaders, the letter implores, ...

Catholic Bishops Call for Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 11/12/2014 - 4:27pm | Type: Blog

“We are not guided by the latest headlines but by the human tragedies that we see every day in our parishes and programs, where families are torn apart by enforcement actions especially,” said Seattle Auxiliar ...

Treat Them As One of Your Own
Originally Posted: 11/11/2014 - 1:35pm | Type: Blog

Our immigration system is broken. It is hard for anyone to say otherwise. But I think our values are broken too. Think about this: why would anyone travel thousands of miles on a ...

#LoveMakesAWay: Jarrod McKenna On Australia's New Freedom Movement
Originally Posted: 11/11/2014 - 10:55am | Type: Blog

One of the main minds behind Love Makes A Way is Perth-based radical Christian leader Jarrod McKenna. With his blond dreadlocks, casual vibe, and jokes about how Christians are “daggy,” he’s hardly the sanctim ...

'Are You the People That Help Immigrants?'
Originally Posted: 11/07/2014 - 3:24pm | Type: Blog

Many denominations and individual churches — like The Bridge — are taking action to ensure their members don’t miss out on welcoming and serving immigrants, who in turn will help U.S. churches embody and refle ...

Evangelicals Call for Fair Immigration Reform Plan, While Obama and Top GOP Leaders Clash Over Executive Action
Originally Posted: 11/07/2014 - 2:06pm | Type: Press

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

Declaring Sanctuary
Originally Posted: 11/06/2014 - 3:52pm | Type: Blog

As we approach Rosa’s 90th day in sanctuary, its time to replace the nearly burned down candle, but the light of radical Christian hospitality continues to not only burn bright, but spread throughout the natio ...

The Dream of the 90s Is Not Quite Alive in Portland
Originally Posted: 11/06/2014 - 2:11pm | Type: Blog

I’ve been here more than a year now, planting a church and beginning to work with neighborhood partners, and have come to realize that the dream for truly “progressive” values — like immigration reform and bri ...

The Movement to Keep Families Together
Originally Posted: 10/31/2014 - 12:16pm | 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 - 7:59am | 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 - 2:40pm | 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 - 12:41pm | 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 - 9:05am | 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 - 2:32pm | 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 - 1:37pm | Type: Press

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

Addressing Immigration as a Moral Issue
Originally Posted: 09/23/2014 - 1:23pm | Type: Press

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

Eric Cantor Loss Kills Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 09/22/2014 - 1:03pm | Type: Press

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

Joe Biden: No 'Red Card' on Immigration
Originally Posted: 09/22/2014 - 12:34pm | 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 - 12:29pm | Type: Press

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

Evangelical Ads Changed Attitudes on Immigration, Study Finds
Originally Posted: 09/22/2014 - 12:25pm | 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 - 10:12am | 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 - 9:36am | Type: Press

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

Joe Biden Sets Immigration Meeting
Originally Posted: 09/19/2014 - 2:18pm | 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 - 8:49am | 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 - 1:05pm | 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 - 10:48am | 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 - 8:48am | 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 - 2:46pm | 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 - 2:36pm | Type: Press

July 22, 2014 John Sexton Breitbart ...

When Supporting Your Family Earns a Criminal Record
Originally Posted: 09/16/2014 - 9:31am | 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 - 9:42am | 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 - 10:45am | 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 - 10:40am | Type: Press

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

Immigration Laws Should Serve People, Not Politics
Originally Posted: 09/10/2014 - 8:57am | Type: Press

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

Immigration Reform Has Some Dry Bones
Originally Posted: 09/10/2014 - 8:37am | Type: Press

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

What Are You Most Proud Of?
Originally Posted: 09/15/2014 - 10:03am | 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 - 12:44pm | 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 - 3:32pm | 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 - 9:07am | 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 - 1:41pm | 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 ...