Katelin Hansen, PhD (@KatelinHansen7) serves as Strategic Initiatives Director for the faith-based nonprofit, Community Development for All People, and as the Minister of Music for the United Methodist Church for All People, a multirace and multiclass church in Columbus, Ohio. Katelin is also the editor of By Their Strange Fruit (@BTSFblog), an online ministry facilitating racial justice and reconciliation for the sake of the Gospel.

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God's Children Are Not Your Bargaining Chips

by Rev. John Edgar, by Katelin Hansen 02-11-2019

New York City - January 10, 2019: People protesting the ongoing government shutdown in front of a federal building in Lower Manhattan. Editorial credit: Christopher Penler / Shutterstock.com

As is so often the case, it is the poor and marginalized that are the most vulnerable to these arrogant battles of political will. We have now seen that our leaders were willing to hold families and their children hostage, allowing their wellbeing to be threatened by the reckless shut down of portions of the federal government for nothing more than partisan political gain.