Anabel Mendoza 7-13-2020

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Against the backdrop of the Trump administration’s recent moves to restrict foreign work visas and suspend migration along the Mexican and Canadian borders, many are calling ICE’s order “xenophobic” and another example of the administration’s attempt to exclude non-U.S. citizens.

the Web Editors 7-10-2020

Parenting in a pandemic, Islam's anti-racist message, the price of white evangeical patriarchy, and more. 

Children ride scooters across the plaza at the United States Supreme Court in Washington, U.S., March 17, 2020. REUTERS/Tom Brenner/File Photo

The court ruled 7-2 against the states of Pennsylvania and New Jersey, which challenged the legality of the administration's 2018 rule weakening the so-called contraceptive mandate of the 2010 Affordable Care Act, commonly called Obamacare, that has drawn the ire of Christian conservatives.
the Web Editors 7-07-2020

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The guidance does not affect international students taking in-person classes. It also does not affect F-1 students taking a partial online course-load as long as some of their classes are conducted in-person. M-1 vocational program students and F-1 English language training program students will not be allowed to take any classes online.

the Web Editors 7-02-2020

Dominican nuns fighting climate change, Frederick Douglass on monuments, voting rights, and more.

Christina Colón 7-02-2020

On June 30, Beloved Arise hosted the first ever Queer Youth of Faith Day. The event was livestreamed on Youtube. 

Through their digital platforms, Beloved Arise is working to counter that message, telling youth from New York to Hawaii that they are loved “with no caveats, limitations, or exceptions.”

Montana resident Kendra Espinoza, a key plaintiff in a major religious rights case argued before the U.S. Supreme Court, poses in front of the white marble court building with her daughters Naomi (right) and Sarah (left) in Washington, D.C., U.S., January 19, 2020. REUTERS/Will Dunham/File Photo

The U.S. Supreme Court narrowed the separation of church and state in a major ruling on Tuesday by endorsing Montana tax credits that helped pay for students to attend religious schools, a decision paving the way for more public funding of faith-based institutions.

In many ways, Seele and countless others who forged the Black church’s response to HIV/AIDS laid the foundation for an effective and powerful faith-based response to COVID-19.

the Web Editors 6-26-2020

The second Great Depression, how to be alone, the resistance of the black church, and more.

Shirin Ali 6-26-2020

A person wearing a shirt with a message in San Diego, Calif. June 18, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Several Democratic senators grilled Customs and Border Protection Acting Commissioner Mark Morgan. 

Rishika Pardikar 6-25-2020

Chinese and U.S. flags flutter in Shanghai. REUTERS/Aly Song

Communication between scientists in China and scientists in the U.S. has essentially shut down, eliminating opportunities for the U.S. to learn from China’s response to the virus.

The U.S. Supreme Court building is seen in Washington, D.C. Jan. 21, 2020. REUTERS/Will Dunham

The justices ruled 7-2 in favor of the administration. 

6-24-2020

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“I was very scared when I saw them coming with their trucks,” Annie Paul, who was inside her shack on the day of the demolition, said. “Before I could pick up some of my stuff to leave, they had already started pulling the building down and in a matter of minutes, everything was gone. They didn’t allow us to pick anything.”

Christina Colón 6-22-2020

Rev. Dr. William Barber II and Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis, co-chairs of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival, in Washington, D.C. on May 14, 2018. Photo by Rebekah Fulton for Sojourners.

On Saturday, more than 2 million people gathered virtually to “call for a radical redistribution of political and economic power” as part of the Mass Poor People’s Assembly and Moral March on Washington Digital Justice Gathering. 

the Web Editors 6-19-2020

Protecting the vote, #DefundThePolice, and interfaith chaplains.

The building of the U.S. Supreme Court is pictured in Washington, D.C., Jan. 19, 2020. REUTERS/Will Dunham

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday ruled against Donald Trump's bid to end a program that protects from deportation hundreds of thousands of immigrants, dubbed "Dreamers," who entered the United States illegally as children.

Gregg Brekke 6-18-2020

Interfaith Chaplain's table in the Capitol Hill Occupied Protest in Seattle. Photo by Gregg Brekke for Sojourners

Late Monday afternoon, dressed in clerical garb, eight chaplains – three Jewish, three Unitarian Universalist, and two Christian – went into the six-block area originally called CHAZ (the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone), along with their hand-drawn sign, a folding table, and a willingness to offer faithful presence for anyone who needed it.

the Web Editors 6-17-2020

Protesters rally against racial inequality and the police shooting death of Rayshard Brooks, in Atlanta. June 13, 2020. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage/File Photo

A Georgia county prosecutor on Wednesday announced that a fired Atlanta police officer has been charged with felony murder in the shooting death of Rayshard Brooks, 27, in the parking lot of a fast-food restaurant last week.

Christina Colón 6-17-2020

Rev. Dr. William Barber II and Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis, co-chairs of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival, in Washington, D.C. on May 14, 2018. Photo by Rebekah Fulton for Sojourners.

This Saturday, people across the country will come together digitally to demand action from public officials as part of the Mass Poor People’s Assembly & Moral March on Washington.

Christina Colón 6-16-2020

Robert Fuller, 24, was found hanged from a tree in a park about a block from Palmdale City Hall last Wednesday. Photo courtesy of GoFundMe fundraiser organized by Fuller's sister, Diamond Alexander. 

On Monday, law enforcement officials in California announced further investigation into the deaths of Robert Fuller and Malcolm Harsch.

Fuller, 24, was found hanged from a tree in a park about a block from Palmdale City Hall last Wednesday. Harsch, 37, was discovered 10 days earlier on May 31, hanged from a tree in Victorville, which lies just 50 miles east of Palmdale.