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Results for immigration reform

Where is the Joy?
Originally Posted: 08/13/2014 - 1:35pm | Type: Blog

How do you talk about joy in times like these and not sound like a traveling salesman with a bottle of snake oil up his sleeve? Recently, I received word that Robert Gittelson, the cofounder of Conservatives ...

Mirror, Mirror
Originally Posted: 08/04/2014 - 4:32pm | 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. ...

Jesuits Tell Their Alumni in Congress: Protect Border Children
Originally Posted: 08/04/2014 - 2:41pm | 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 ...

Could Loaves and Fishes Change The Immigration Dilemma?
Originally Posted: 07/29/2014 - 11:15am | Type: Blog

What might happen if we were to look at the two goods of protection and hospitality not as competing goods in a world of scarcity, but as complimentary goods in a world of abundance? I think we might come up w ...

Deported: A View From the 'Other' Side
Originally Posted: 07/23/2014 - 11:05am | Type: Blog

Now, we could argue this politically and enter into the endless rhetoric, partisan mudslinging and various interpretations of United States immigration history, but that’s not the point. The point is taking se ...

A View From the Bus Station
Originally Posted: 07/17/2014 - 12:51pm | Type: Blog

“The United States is wonderful,” said one woman, after I helped get her oriented to what buses she would take from Tucson to Florida, gave food and snacks to her and her 8- and 9-year-old sons, and helped her ...

Jesus Is at the Border
Originally Posted: 07/14/2014 - 10:23am | Type: Blog

So, why do we keep expelling Jesus? Because we don’t actually believe in him. We don’t believe that in Jesus God is setting the world right by showing us that there is a divine unity of love that unites “us” a ...

Why Are Evangelicals Supporting Immigration Reform? Q&A with Filmmaker Linda Midgett
Originally Posted: 07/11/2014 - 5:01pm | Type: Blog

The Evangelical Immigration Table commissioned the documentary “The Stranger” to foster evangelical support for immigration reform. The Evangelical Immigration Table commissioned ...

What Moves Mountains?
Originally Posted: 07/10/2014 - 10:06am | Type: Magazine Article

Lisa Sharon Harper Do you have faith the size of a mustard seed? That's all we need. LOVE. THAT'S W ...

'...That All Men Are Created Equal'
Originally Posted: 07/08/2014 - 1:10pm | Type: Blog

People know. Not just Americans, but the entire globe. People know that the founders didn't mean it then, nor does this nation mean it now. People know. Not just American ...

The Moral Failure of Immigration Reform: Are We Really Afraid Of Children?
Originally Posted: 07/03/2014 - 3:51pm | Type: Blog

The horrible events in Murrieta, California on Tuesday reminds of the most important immigration talk I’ve given this year—the one I gave to my son’s fifth grade class. Did you s ...

'The Stranger' Shows Realities of U.S.' Broken Immigration System
Originally Posted: 07/02/2014 - 11:37am | Type: Blog

The personal stories of immigrants who are facing the unintended consequences of our countries broken immigration policies are often left out of the national debate. 'The Stranger' offers just a few ...

Southern Baptists Pray for 'Favorable' Hobby Lobby Ruling
Originally Posted: 06/11/2014 - 5:26pm | Type: Blog

Southern Baptists prayed Wednesday that the Supreme Court would rule in favor of the Green family, the evangelical owners of the Hobby Lobby craft chain that challenged the contraception mandate in the Afforda ...

Immigration Isn't Dead
Originally Posted: 06/12/2014 - 12:40pm | Type: Blog

Yesterday was one of the craziest days in recent American political history. House Majority leader Eric Cantor fell to Tea Party economics professor David Brat in a primary upset no pundit saw coming. ...

With Cantor Gone, Immigration Reform Is All On John Boehner Now
Originally Posted: 06/11/2014 - 2:32pm | Type: Blog

The stunning primary defeat of Eric Cantor could be a blessing for passing immigration reform. The stunning primary defeat of Eric Cantor could be a blessing for passing immigrati ...

Our Country Needs Immigration Reform Based on Biblical Values
Originally Posted: 06/05/2014 - 12:50pm | Type: Blog

As immigration reform gains more and more bipartisan support in Congress, I am encouraged by our lawmakers’ positive steps forward, and I can’t help but think of my own story on immigration. ...

Evangelical Immigration Table Documentary, 'The Stranger,' Seeks Reform Of Laws, Churches
Originally Posted: 06/04/2014 - 3:53pm | Type: Press

June 3, 2014 Sojo in the News Napp Nazworth ...

Who Is Pushing For A Legislative Solution On Immigration Reform?
Originally Posted: 06/04/2014 - 3:41pm | Type: Press

June 3, 2014 Sojo in the News Vox ...

Immigration Reform Frees Us All
Originally Posted: 06/04/2014 - 1:31pm | Type: Blog

We are tied in a single garment of destiny. What affects our immigrant brothers, sisters, husbands and neighbors affects us all. May this interrelated reality bring us together in a united stance for justice, ...

From Detainee to Activist
Originally Posted: 06/04/2014 - 12:54pm | Type: Blog

For Nazry and I, our faith is paramount to how we think about immigration policy. The heaviest tears that we cried during his 10 months of detention were for the men and women in the detention centers who were ...

Believing in Miracles
Originally Posted: 06/03/2014 - 8:12pm | Type: Blog

All we have to do is step out in faith and believe God in his abundant grace. This is the season for abundance. It is abundance of change. My name is Tabitha Sookdeo, and I’m 20 y ...

A Phoenix Easter Story
Originally Posted: 06/06/2014 - 9:38am | Type: Blog

The complexities of reforming our immigration laws remain, yet today I find myself filled with the hope that comes when one meets Jesus risen from the dead. I first heard about Ru ...

Bearing Burdens: From Evangelism to Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 06/02/2014 - 4:43pm | Type: Blog

Without actually changing the system at the upper levels of political power, undocumented people across America will continue to remain in the “ready-made pool of victims” (as a policeman friend put it) as the ...

Defining Identity: Person of Color. Woman. Poor. Fatherless. Undocumented.
Originally Posted: 06/02/2014 - 11:07am | Type: Blog

In the midst of these experiences, I had to define the core of my identity. I am a person of color. I am a woman. I am poor. I am fatherless. I am an undocumented immigrant. Indeed, it has been excruciating se ...

This Will Change How You See Immigration
Originally Posted: 06/05/2014 - 1:57pm | Type: Blog

The people we meet change our lives. Through hearing the stories and learning about the lives of others, we are transformed. And, it is for exactly those reasons that I hope you’ll watch this short trailer and ...

Pastors Gather, Asking God to Resurrect Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 05/05/2014 - 3:44pm | Type: Blog

When more than 250 pastors descended upon Washington, D.C., the event made one message abundantly clear: if immigration reform is going to happen, God is going to be the one who is going to get it done. ...

One More Time, Evangelicals Head to Hill on Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 04/30/2014 - 11:21am | Type: Blog

Trying yet again with new voices, more than 250 evangelical pastors came to Capitol Hill on Tuesday to push for immigration reform. WASHINGTON — Trying yet again with new voices, ...

Putting the Immigration Debate in Human Terms
Originally Posted: 04/17/2014 - 9:13am | Type: Blog

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush recently stated that people who come into the country unauthorized to find work and support their families are doing so as “an act of love.” In a Miami Herald op-ed, Archbishop Tho ...

Another Pro-Life Issue
Originally Posted: 04/10/2014 - 1:40pm | Type: Blog

Commonsense immigration reform is part of a consistent ethic in which all of life is treated as sacred, and we will continue to pray and to act until we fix this “broken [immigration] system.” ...

An Easter Sermon: Immigration’s Winter and Spring
Originally Posted: 04/09/2014 - 3:54pm | Type: Blog

It is into the public eulogy of immigration reform that the Christian message of Lent and Easter can breathe new life. “That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, a ...

Immigration Reform: No More Excuses
Originally Posted: 04/09/2014 - 11:50am | Type: Blog

As we wait for Congress to pass immigration reform, far too many immigrants are perishing in the desert, and thousands upon thousands of families are being torn apart by deportations. These injustices must end ...

That They May Be One: Immigration and Christian Unity
Originally Posted: 04/09/2014 - 11:27am | Type: Blog

I know that many — probably most — believers share the desire for unity. It just seems at times that we have so far to go, and might be drifting in the wrong direction. As we appr ...

Immigration and Resurrection
Originally Posted: 04/09/2014 - 6:21am | Type: Blog

I looked these immigrant workers in the eyes and said through tears: “God sees you. You are not alone. Across the nation people from the north and south — people who are black, white, Latino, Asian American, a ...

Immigration Reform Advocates Begin Fast In Va.
Originally Posted: 04/07/2014 - 5:20pm | Type: Press

April 3, 2014 Sojo in the News The Associated Press ...

WATCH: Bishops Celebrate Mass on the Border, Pray for Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 04/01/2014 - 10:54am | Type: Blog

Today, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' will hold a border mass in Nogales, Ariz., at noon eastern time. Today, the United States Conference of Catholic Bis ...

Why Have You Forsaken Me?
Originally Posted: 04/08/2014 - 5:10pm | Type: Blog

As I reflect on the plight of the undocumented immigrant in the United States today, I wonder if the words of the Psalmist, echoed by Jesus on the cross, don’t hit a little too close to home. ...

Immigration Rights Activist Arrested Delivering a Letter to Florida Congressman
Originally Posted: 03/24/2014 - 2:03pm | Type: Blog

On Friday, Eliseo Medina, a prominent immigration rights activists was arrested after trying to peacefully deliver a letter to Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) district office. ...

Living with 'An Illegal:' How a Friendship Changed My Perspective on Immigration
Originally Posted: 03/21/2014 - 7:44pm | Type: Blog

How one person changed everything I knew about immigration reform and undocumented immigrants. I don’t know what came over me. Was it what Noel Castellanos (CEO of CCDA) had said? ...

#Fast4Families Embarks on National Bus Tour for Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 03/14/2014 - 10:38am | Type: Blog

Building on the momentum from last year’s fast on the National Mall, the #Fast4Families campaign has entered into its next phase: a cross-country bus tour. Building on the momentu ...

Catholics, Evangelicals Press GOP On Immigration
Originally Posted: 03/13/2014 - 2:23pm | Type: Press

March 13, 2014 Sojo in the News Donna Cassata ...

NY's Human Stake: Immigration Reform & State Of The Union
Originally Posted: 03/05/2014 - 5:17pm | Type: Press

January 28, 2014 Sojo in the News Mike Clifford ...

Immigrant Fasters Take Reform Campaign Nationwide
Originally Posted: 03/05/2014 - 5:13pm | Type: Press

January 27, 2014 Sojo in the News The Associated Press ...

Immigrant Fasters Take Reform Campaign Nationwide
Originally Posted: 03/05/2014 - 5:13pm | Type: Press

January 27, 2014 Sojo in the News The Associated Press ...

Fast For Families Tour Of US Promotes Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 03/05/2014 - 3:22pm | Type: Press

January 30, 2014 Sojo in the News Alejandro Alba ...

Evangelical Leaders Praise House Republican Support For Path To Legal Status For Unauthorized Immigrants
Originally Posted: 03/05/2014 - 3:19pm | Type: Press

January 31, 2014 Sojo in the News Napp Nazworth ...

Evangelical Leaders Praise House Republican Support For Path To Legal Status For Unauthorized Immigrants
Originally Posted: 03/05/2014 - 3:19pm | Type: Press

January 31, 2014 Sojo in the News Napp Nazworth ...

Catholic, Evangelical Leaders Release Letter To Congress On Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 03/05/2014 - 2:56pm | Type: Press

March 5, 2014 Sojo in the News Francesca Norsen Tate ...

Ash Wednesday: How Fasting and Prayer Could Change Us — and Our Country
Originally Posted: 03/05/2014 - 1:26pm | Type: Blog

Ash Wednesday doesn’t begin a hunger strike, but rather a season of self-examination, spiritual reflection, repentance, sacrifice, and focused prayer. Lent is a time to examine our hearts and lives, to acknowl ...

The Man Who Kept Immigration Reform Alive
Originally Posted: 03/03/2014 - 3:36pm | Type: Press

February 3, 2014 Sojo in the News Elise Foley ...

Immigration Activists To Hold Lenten Fasts
Originally Posted: 03/03/2014 - 2:27pm | Type: Press

February 28, 2014 Sojo in the News Suzanne Gamboa ...