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Why I Work for Immigration Reform (by Patty Kupfer)

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When I tell people that I work on immigration reform, they usually laugh or say, “way to pick an easy topic.” Everyday it feels like there is more fear, more hate. Raids are picking up in Nevada, California, and New […]

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Why Did Elvira Risk Deportation by Leaving Sanctuary? /by Alexia Salvatierra/

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I sat with Elvira Arellano at a press conference last weekend with representatives of our sanctuary families in Los Angeles. Several of the reporters asked her if she believed that she was the Rosa Parks of the immigrant rights movement. […]

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My Minnesota /by Tony Jones/

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But for three hiatuses for school, I’ve lived my whole life in the Twin Cities, and my heritage and skin tone match the Lake Wobegon image of my city and state. I’m the descendant of German, Norwegian, Welsh, and British […]

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Sanctuary Movement Activist Arrested and Deported /by Patty Kupfer/

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Elvira Arellano, the young mother who sparked the New Sanctuary Movement and appears prominently in the current issue of Sojourners magazine, was arrested Sunday afternoon in Los Angeles and was deported to Tijuana, Mexico, within hours of her arrest. Arellano […]

The Undocumented Body of Christ /by Tim Kumfer/

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John Howard Yoder, a Mennonite theologian and significant influence on Sojourners, used to say that the world often helps the church remember what it means to be church. The observations of those outside often serve to return the church to […]

Ugly, Sad, and Tough | by Duane Shank

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Issues related to immigration are in the news this week. A new study finds that immigrants from Mexico and Central America are now “living under a dramatically increased sense of siege.” A poll reported in the study found that “More […]

Alexia Salvatierra: Sanctuary Breaks An Unjust Law

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Why would a congregation risk prosecution to provide sanctuary to an immigrant family? Why would a pastor decide that people who have broken laws deserve protection, support, and advocacy? When I was doing missionary work in Southeast Asia, I attended […]

Ryan Rodrick Beiler: More on Immigration and Family Values

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Katie Barge at Faith in Public Life has done a great job of rounding up comments (including GP’s post by Rev. Derrick Harkins) on the religious community’s advocacy on behalf of family reunification in the immigration debate. Her comments: The […]

Diana Butler Bass: American Muslims and Religious Freedom

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Driving around yesterday afternoon, I was flipping between the news on two radio stations – a local talk station and BBC World Radio. During the same hour, both stations covered the same story about Islam: the findings of the first-ever […]

Rev. Derrick Harkins: Immigration and Family Values

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The immigration system in America is beyond broken; it is in crisis. Because it is not simply a crisis limited to issues of documentation and border enforcement, but rather one that is tearing at the very fabric of individuals, families, […]

Jim Wallis: The Family Research Council vs. Lou Dobbs

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In the midst of my “conversation” with Lou Dobbs, an unlikely organization has spoken out on the behalf of myself and other religious leaders of the Christians for Comprehensive Immigration Reform. Give the Family Research Council credit for making a […]

Rose Marie Berger: The Tehran Two-Step

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While the Iranian government plays a complicated game of international roulette regarding its nuclear power and weapons capacity, its role in stabilizing (or de-stabilizing Iraq), and its work to stem the flow of drugs through the Middle East, one thing […]

Amy Ard: I’m Harboring an Undocumented Person

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It’ll feel good to get this off my chest: I’m harboring an undocumented person. Growing at the rate of half a pound each week, somewhere between my rib cage and my bladder, this interloper is preparing to make his/her grand […]

Audio: Dolores Huerta on Justice for Immigrants

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At age 75, Dolores Huerta—the mother of the United Farm Workers movement—serves as president of the Dolores Huerta Foundation, which educates on public policy issues affecting immigrants, women, and youth. As an advocate for immigrant workers rights, Dolores has been […]

Video: Jim Wallis on Jesus and Lou Dobbs

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At a press conference announcing Christians for Comprehensive Immigration Reform, Jim talked about “welcoming the stranger” and “the least of these.” Watch it: See Jim and others respond to questions about the breadth of the campaign here. You can watch […]

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Why I Work for Immigration Reform (by Patty Kupfer)
When I tell people that I work on immigration reform, they usually laugh or say, "way to pick an easy topic." Everyday it feels like there is more fear, more hate. Raids are picking up in Nevada, California, and New York. A number of senators ...

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Audio: Jim Wallis on "Value Voters" on The Tavis Smiley Show
Last week Jim was on The Tavis Smiley Show and talked about how the changing political landscape will affect the upcoming '08 election. Jim and Ken Blackwell, former Ohio secretary of state, debated and discussed both the impact of "value ...

posted 10:11:56am Oct. 16, 2007 | read full post »

Verse of the Day: 'peace to the far and the near'
I have seen their ways, but I will heal them; I will lead them and repay them with comfort, creating for their mourners the fruit of the lips. Peace, peace, to the far and the near, says the Lord; and I will heal them. But the wicked are like ...

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