The task for followers of Jesus is to respect the role of what government is supposed to be but make clear where our loyalties lie.

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'No one should make millions of dollars in profit from the deprivation of a person’s liberty.' 

Public servants must not prefer one faith over another, discriminate against any religion, or fear-monger on factors such as faith.

There is no such thing as staying out of politics.

Jim Wallis

Unfortunately, Romans 13 is often interpreted by those who favor obedience to the status quo as saying that God demands that we always submit to the authorities, because their power comes from God. The most egregious example of this position in recent months is when children were being torn away from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border, and then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions and then-White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders called family separation “biblical,” citing Romans 13.

Jim Wallis
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Jim Wallis is a New York Times bestselling author, public theologian, speaker, and international commentator on ethics and public life.
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Sojourners Magazine

On Film
Terrence Malick's "A Hidden Life" provokes difficult questions, doubt, and belief. 
Culture Watch
James Turrell's installations limit what viewers see, creating opportunity for beauty and chaos. 
"Everyone is welcome to bring their own traditions; only sexism, racism, homophobia, and other forms of exclusion are off the table."

The HOPE Center of First Corinthian Baptist Church in Harlem, N.Y. is working to make mental health resources available to their congregation and community.


As our current media and political narrative from the border paints a grim picture, a look at how advocates like Border Angels are working to offer a different kind of welcome—