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An Easter Sermon: Immigration’s Winter and Spring
Originally Posted: 04/09/2014 - 2:54pm | 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 - 10:50am | 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 - 10:27am | 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 - 5:21am | 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 - 4:20pm | 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 - 9:54am | 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 - 4:10pm | 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 - 1:03pm | 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 - 6:44pm | 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 - 9:38am | 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 - 1:23pm | 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 - 4:17pm | Type: Press

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

Immigrant Fasters Take Reform Campaign Nationwide
Originally Posted: 03/05/2014 - 4:13pm | Type: Press

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

Immigrant Fasters Take Reform Campaign Nationwide
Originally Posted: 03/05/2014 - 4:13pm | 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 - 2:22pm | 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 - 2:19pm | 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 - 2:19pm | 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 - 1:56pm | 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 - 12:26pm | 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 - 2:36pm | Type: Press

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

Immigration Activists To Hold Lenten Fasts
Originally Posted: 03/03/2014 - 1:27pm | Type: Press

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

Bishop Carcano And Cal-Pac Clergy At Fast For Families Bus Tour Launch
Originally Posted: 02/28/2014 - 10:47am | Type: Press

February 26, 2014 Sojo in the News California-Pacific United Method ...

Bishop Carcano And Cal-Pac Clergy At Fast For Families Bus Tour Launch
Originally Posted: 02/28/2014 - 10:47am | Type: Press

February 26, 2014 Sojo in the News California-Pacific United Method ...

#Fast4Families Night of Prayer and Action -- Immigration Reform Now!
Originally Posted: 02/21/2014 - 3:46pm | Type: Blog

The willingness to reach out, pray, listen to the stories of the powerless, and join efforts to demand immigration reform now is what we need to move the mountains — and borders — if we only have faith like mu ...

Why I Care About Immigration
Originally Posted: 02/12/2014 - 10:29am | Type: Blog

I don’t want you to continue to view immigration as a political debate. It is an issue that affects the lives of real people. I am a child who is the product of a family torn apart by immigration. ...

Four Things I Learned From Fasting
Originally Posted: 01/30/2014 - 9:59am | Type: Blog

I was quite certain that some within my community of influence would disagree with me on this particular spiritual practice, whether theologically, politically, or socially. The pushback I did receive turned o ...

Time To Join the Movement
Originally Posted: 01/23/2014 - 11:28am | Type: Blog

As Christians, we should stand with our immigrant neighbors and pledge our support for them as they pledge their allegiance to our nation and it’s future. In how we are to treat one another, through community ...

Religious Leaders' Near-Unanimous Support for Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 01/22/2014 - 9:05am | Type: Blog

I do have a layman's interest in the theological justifications being offered in support of (and, perhaps surprisingly, against) comprehensive immigration reform. But for now, I will focus mostly on the p ...

Immigration Reform: It Ain't Over Until God Says It's Done
Originally Posted: 12/12/2013 - 2:54pm | Type: Blog

Saying an opening prayer at the Nelson Mandela Memorial Service on Wednesday, in Washington, D.C. was both an honor and a blessing for me. The theme of the homily, by my good friend Rev. Dr. Allan Boesak, was ...

Fast for Families: Reflections from Jim Wallis
Originally Posted: 12/10/2013 - 5:27pm | Type: Blog

This post contains updates from Jim Wallis as he experiences the "Fast for Families: A Call for Immigration Reform and Citizenship," taking place on the National Mall. ...

Fast for Families: Joining the Spiritual Battle for Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 12/11/2013 - 11:28am | Type: Blog

#FastforFamilies is a an opportunity to pray and fast against violence and fear and for wisdom and discernment in our politicians especially as we are so close to bringing a vote for immigration reform to the ...

Fasting For Biblical Justice
Originally Posted: 12/06/2013 - 11:20am | Type: Blog

I entered a sun-up to sundown water-only fast as part of the National Call to #Fast4Families on Dec. 3. I fasted because of a strong conviction concerning the broken and unjust realities of the American immigr ...

Fasting for Families and Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 12/05/2013 - 2:33pm | Type: Blog

I was grateful to be at the beginning of the Fast for Families on November 12. Courageous leaders from many communities were making an incredible sacrifice to remind our leaders what is really at stake in the ...

Fast for Families: Voters in Steve King’s District Thank Immigration Fasters
Originally Posted: 12/04/2013 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

As the least productive Congress in history begins to wind down its first legislative session, immigration reform is coming to a boil, and Steve King’s own constituents overwhelmingly support immigration refor ...

What You're Not Allowed to Talk About in Washington
Originally Posted: 11/13/2013 - 2:19pm | Type: Blog

Business leaders, law enforcement officials, and evangelical Christians—key constituencies that are typically part of the Republican base—have been at the forefront of immigration reform. ...

What Immigration Reform Looks Like
Originally Posted: 11/13/2013 - 12:07pm | Type: Blog

Sojourners has released a powerful video telling the story an undocumented minister following God’s call and faithfully serving a congregation. In the contentious debate on immig ...

It's Time to Fast and Pray
Originally Posted: 11/12/2013 - 5:43pm | Type: Blog

It is time to pray and fast for a change that now feels like a "miracle" in regard to immigration reform. ( Editors Note:  On Nov. 12, faith, immigrant rights, and l ...

United States Conference Of Catholic Bishops Are For Legal Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 10/31/2013 - 9:22am | Type: Press

October 29, 2013 Sojo in the News Dee Dee Garcia Blase ...

Survey: Hispanics Flock to Pope Francis, the Democratic Party
Originally Posted: 09/30/2013 - 12:16pm | Type: Blog

A new survey of Hispanic political and religious values finds they’re overwhelmingly Democrats who hold a largely negative view of the Republican Party. A new survey of Hispanic p ...

Rabbis Push Congress on Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 09/18/2013 - 9:49am | Type: Blog

In the midst of the Jewish holiday season, more than 1,200 rabbis and cantors have urged Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform. In the midst of the Jewish holiday seas ...

The 5 Rules of Recess
Originally Posted: 08/08/2013 - 10:38am | Type: Blog

While many assume Congress has taken an extended vacation this month, nothing could be further from the truth. Recess is just as important now as it was when we were kids, but the rules have changed. ...

One Courageous Act May Ignite Us All: The DREAM 9
Originally Posted: 08/02/2013 - 9:17am | Type: Blog

We will be fasting, praying, and calling our elected leaders this week to bring awareness to the millions of immigrant families separated by detention, deportation, and border militarization in recent years. J ...

On Scripture: It's the Name on the Front of the Jersey That Matters
Originally Posted: 07/31/2013 - 9:58am | Type: Blog

I am intrigued that a New York-born Puerto Rican is told to go back to Mexico in response to his performance of God Bless America. It seems to me that in some ideological circles, any brown person with the sli ...

Nuns on the Bus Push Congress to Pass Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 07/25/2013 - 12:32pm | Type: Blog

The “Nuns on the Bus” are back from their 6,800-mile trek across the U.S., but their hardest job may be yet to come: convincing the Republican-led House to pass immigration reform. ...

The Dream 9: Praying God Will Make a Way
Originally Posted: 07/24/2013 - 10:46am | Type: Blog

They are tired of justifying their own existence, weary of hearing their hard-working, courageous parents derided as “illegal.” They cannot forget the horrors they’ve seen inside detention centers any more tha ...

Evangelicals Flood Capitol Hill to Urge Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 07/24/2013 - 8:05am | Type: Blog

Today, hundreds of evangelicals from across the country will gather on Capitol Hill to host the Pray4Reform Evangelical Day of Prayer and Action. While many groups are focused on ...

White House Slams House GOP Plan for Immigrants
Originally Posted: 07/23/2013 - 11:14am | Type: Blog

The GOP was highly criticized by Democratic officials for their plan to offer a path to citizenship for illegal children with the exclusion of legalizing their parents. White House advisors remain spiteful of the GOP’s immigration plans accusing them of ...

Catholic Educators Push Immigration Reform That Includes Citizenship
Originally Posted: 07/23/2013 - 8:44am | Type: Blog

As support for immigration reform grows, Catholic college and university presidents from across the country have joined the movement. As support for immigration reform grows, Ca ...

Religious Groups Face Uphill Fight in House on Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 07/22/2013 - 10:57am | Type: Blog

Evangelical leaders pushing for comprehensive immigration reform will be back in Washington next week, praying and lobbying on Capitol Hill. They’ll need all the help they can get — divine or otherwise — after the Senate’s immigration reform bill hit ...

Obama Pushes for Path to Citizenship in Immigration Bill
Originally Posted: 07/17/2013 - 2:42pm | Type: Blog

President Barack Obama pushed back immigration reform on Tuesday indicating that the bill will likely be passed in the fall. President Barack Obama pushed back immigration reform ...