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Churches Shouldn't Be Think Tanks
Originally Posted: 06/10/2013 - 9:25am | Type: Blog

I think it’s natural to have your views about the world change as you experience more of the world, and I wish it were easier to be honest about that when it happened. I wish it were encouraged. ...

Conservative Congressman Targets DREAMers
Originally Posted: 06/07/2013 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

Despite the progress on immigration reform being made in the Senate, this week offered an unfortunate reminder of the uphill battle any legislation faces in the House of Representatives. ...

Pandora Refuses to Run* Hate Ads After Immigration Reform Supporters Protest
Originally Posted: 06/10/2013 - 11:28am | Type: Blog

Pandora has taken the ads down after reviewing FAIR’s record. Thousands of Sojourners readers signed a petition asking them not to accept hateful ads in the future, and donated to help Sojourners run ads with ...

‘Nuns on the Bus’ Kick Off Immigration Tour
Originally Posted: 05/29/2013 - 5:43pm | Type: Blog

With the Statue of Liberty as a backdrop, the “Nuns on the Bus” on Wednesday kicked off a national tour for immigration reform aimed at giving a faith-based push to legislation that’s now hanging in the balanc ...

Evangelicals Take to Twitter to #Pray4Reform on Immigration
Originally Posted: 05/22/2013 - 3:51pm | Type: Blog

Evangelical leaders, including Sojourners' Jim Wallis (@JimWallis), will be tweeting and conversing with others in support of immigration reform from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. eastern time. ...

Crisis and Empathy at the Border
Originally Posted: 05/20/2013 - 4:50pm | Type: Blog

In March of this year, U.S. and Mexican citizens gathered together on both sides of the border fence to honor the memory of Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez. Five months earlier, Rodriguez, of Nogales, Mexico, was ...

On Scripture: When 'Homeland Security' Keeps Us From Encountering God
Originally Posted: 05/10/2013 - 9:22am | Type: Blog

When I’m very different from someone else and yet we manage to live into an authentic unity supported by trust, we may gain a glimpse into God’s own wideness, perhaps discovering God to be more than we predict ...

‘Nuns on the Bus’ Will Hit the Road for Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 05/01/2013 - 4:31pm | Type: Blog

The “Nuns on the Bus” are revving up their engines for another national campaign, only this time the Catholic sisters are taking their mobile platform for social justice along the country’s Southern border to ...

On Scripture: A Sinkhole of Debt
Originally Posted: 05/01/2013 - 3:38pm | Type: Blog

Student debt recently passed the $1 trillion dollar mark. According to the Pew Research Center, while student loan debt has grown for everyone, the debt falls heaviest on the poor, with those in the lowest qui ...

Catholic Bishops: Don’t Let Boston Attacks Derail Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 04/22/2013 - 5:49pm | Type: Blog

Leading U.S. Catholic bishops on Monday denounced efforts to use the Boston Marathon bombings to derail the push for immigration reform, saying it is wrong to brand all immigrants as dangerous and that a revam ...

We Are in a Battle for the Common Good
Originally Posted: 04/18/2013 - 4:27pm | Type: Blog

I hear it over and over again both during my conversations on the road, and as I skim the headlines each day, that we are in a battle for the common good. From Boston to Washington, we are facing many fronts. ...

Loving My Own Life Means Sharing It With Others
Originally Posted: 04/15/2013 - 11:44am | Type: Blog

After a bit of reflection, I came to see that loving my own life really does imply that I want to share it with others. Many of the great Christian thinkers throughout our history ...

'Si, Se Puede!' Tens of Thousands Gather on National Mall for Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 04/13/2013 - 12:50pm | Type: Blog

Thousands of people flooded the National Mall on Wednesday to call on Congress for commonsense immigration reform that includes a path to earned citizenship for the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants ...

WATCH: Live Stream of Immigration Reform Rally
Originally Posted: 04/10/2013 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

Live Stream of Immigration Reform Rally Free desktop streaming application by Ustream Do Not Display ...

Words Matter: Why the AP Will No Longer Call People 'Illegal'
Originally Posted: 04/03/2013 - 2:58pm | Type: Blog

The Associated Press announced Tuesday it is dropping the term "illegal immigrant" from its Stylebook. Citing concern for “labeling people, instead of behavior,” AP’s Senior Vice President and Execut ...

Welcoming Christ by Welcoming the Stranger
Originally Posted: 03/30/2013 - 7:13pm | Type: Blog

As Christians prepare to celebrate Easter, let us remember that the life that ended on the cross began on the road. This Easter, let us remember that Christ the Savior began his life as an immigrant, fleeing t ...

Methodist Bishop Minerva Carcaño On Front Lines of Immigration Battle
Originally Posted: 03/11/2013 - 10:35am | Type: Blog

When United Methodist Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño talks about tussling with political bigwigs on the topic of immigration reform, she is poised, yet forceful. When United Methodis ...

Laying Under a Border Patrol Truck — An Act of Love and Resistance
Originally Posted: 03/07/2013 - 5:02pm | Type: Blog

Ni una más. Oh God, not one more; not one more family torn apart by deportation right before our eyes. No more tears shed by young children who miss the care of their parent. No more spouses worried about payi ...

Letter to a Kingdom Citizen
Originally Posted: 03/06/2013 - 1:15pm | Type: Blog

A common sentiment that’s expressed by both the left and the right on the issue of immigration reform is that immigrants need to prove their faithful adherence to the law and contribution to society before the ...

Private Prison Companies Pressure Against Comprehensive Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 03/01/2013 - 4:28pm | Type: Blog

Investigative report by Lee Fang on how private corrections corporations are influencing immigration legislation. Investigative reporter Lee Fang looks at how private prison corpo ...

Congress Must Address Real Roots of Immigration
Originally Posted: 02/27/2013 - 11:28am | Type: Blog

This passage from the Gospel of Matthew inviting us to welcome strangers into our midst could not be more salient than it is now, as our lawmakers embark on the long-awaited debate over immigration reform. ...

My Promise to Congressman Rohrabacher
Originally Posted: 02/14/2013 - 3:17pm | Type: Blog

I work hard, I study hard, I pay taxes, and I have applied for the deferred action program that President Barack Obama instituted last year for young undocumented Americans like me. ...

Christian Churches Come Together on Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 02/05/2013 - 9:09pm | Type: Blog

At its annual meeting in Austin, Texas, Christian Churches Together, representing the five families of the church in the United States, reached consensus on a statement calling for just and humane immigration ...

The Political Power of Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 01/24/2013 - 5:42pm | Type: Blog

Latino voters are the most “moveable” racial voting bloc, meaning that both parties have an opportunity to win Latino votes, provided they reach out to the community in meaningful ways. ...

Immigration Reform: Is 'Amnesty' a Possibility?
Originally Posted: 01/02/2013 - 1:52pm | Type: Blog

The diverse coalition that re-elected Barak Obama has pushed immigration reform to the top of the 2013 agenda. The diverse coalition that re-elected President Obama has pushed im ...

One Last Christmas Gift
Originally Posted: 12/27/2012 - 1:14pm | Type: Blog

I look forward to another year of ministry with your help and your support. Bless you and your families in these special days of time together. The year has been a busy and ch ...

Post-Election, GOP's Immigration Message Evolves
Originally Posted: 01/16/2013 - 4:41pm | Type: Press

November 28, 2012 Sojo in the News Mara Laisson ...

Bibles, Badges, and Business: Forging Consensus on Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 12/04/2012 - 11:05am | Type: Blog

It’s quite an accomplishment to get Bibles, Badges and Business together all in one room and agreeing on something this big. This reminds us all that Christmas and the holiday season really is a time for mirac ...

Obama’s Immigration Opportunity
Originally Posted: 11/21/2012 - 9:32am | Type: Blog

With conservative opinion on immigration shifting, a unique opportunity exists to fix our nation’s broken immigration system. As President Barack Obama prepares for a second term, ...

Congressman Luis Gutierrez: Paul Ryan told me immigration reform is ‘the right thing to do’
Originally Posted: 11/16/2012 - 5:48pm | Type: Blog

Current reports: “Viewpoint” host Eliot Spitzer and Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., a member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, react to Mitt Romney’s remark that Latinos — among others — voted for Obama because he gave them “gifts.” ...

Immigration Reform Has 'New Opening,' Says Evangelical Leader
Originally Posted: 11/14/2012 - 1:13pm | Type: Blog

Dr. Barrett Duke of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the SBC said there may be a solution to the immigration dilemma. Christian Post reports: An evan ...

Post-Election: A New Day for Comprehensive Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 11/12/2012 - 1:06pm | Type: Blog

Exit polling from Tuesday’s presidential election is offering new hope to activists advocating for comprehensive immigration reform. Exit polling from Tuesday’s presidential elect ...

God after 2012: How did election change religion and politics landscape?
Originally Posted: 01/14/2013 - 4:51pm | Type: Press

November 9, 2012 Sojo in the News Elizabeth Tenety ...

For Young Immigrants, a New Dawn
Originally Posted: 06/10/2013 - 2:37pm | Type: Press

August 16, 2012 Sojo in the News Ali Noorani ...

BibliFact Roundup
Originally Posted: 01/09/2013 - 3:56pm | Type: Press

July 2, 2012 Sojo in the News Timothy Beal ...

Wild Goose Heaven Our Answer to Hate
Originally Posted: 01/09/2013 - 4:00pm | Type: Press

June 25, 2012 Sojo in the News Frank Schaeffer ...

Following SCOTUS Decision, Where Are We On Immigration Reform?
Originally Posted: 06/26/2012 - 10:44am | Type: Blog

Monday's Supreme Court decision leaves the state of immigration reform almost unchanged. For CNN , Allison Brennan writes: "After two years of protests, ...

Stopping DREAMers’ Deportations
Originally Posted: 01/09/2013 - 4:03pm | Type: Press

June 18, 2012 Sojo in the News Ali Noorani ...

Evangelical Leaders Call for Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 01/09/2013 - 3:27pm | Type: Press

June 15, 2012 Sojo in the News Joe Carter ...

Evangelicals Are Polarizing the Immigrant Rights Movement
Originally Posted: 01/09/2013 - 3:42pm | Type: Press

June 14, 2012 Sojo in the News Erwin de Leon ...

Liberal, Conservative Evangelicals Unite for Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 01/09/2013 - 3:50pm | Type: Press

June 13, 2012 Sojo in the News Michael Gryboski ...

Leading evangelicals back immigration reform
Originally Posted: 01/09/2013 - 3:49pm | Type: Press

June 13, 2012 Sojo in the News David Olson ...

Immigration: Alabama is Organizing... Again!
Originally Posted: 01/05/2012 - 4:17pm | Type: Blog

I felt like I had been transported back to a black, white and sepia toned era, but these events took place over the last six months! Those who follow me on Twitter know that o ...

The Afternoon News: Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011
Originally Posted: 04/17/2012 - 3:43pm | Type: Blog

The Afternoon News: Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011 ABC NEWS: GOP Candidates Fight Over Future Of Immigration Reform While the country’s flailing economy is still shaping up to be th ...

BREAKING NEWS: Report Says Abuse is Part of "Institutional Culture" of U.S. Border Patrol
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

Beatings. Dehydration. Medical treatment denied. Families separated. Meager belongings and money stolen. Beatings. Dehydration. Medical treatment denied. Families separated. Meage ...

ICE Follies: 'Silent' Raids are Worse Than Useless
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

There are no whirring helicopters, law enforcement vehicles, or hundreds of federal agents swooping down on businesses as in days of old. There are no whirring helicopters, law ...

A Song and Reflection on Immigration and the Border Town
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p style="text-align: left;"><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2011/05/16/a-song-and-reflection-on-immigration-and-the-border-town/" target="_self"></a> I was recent ...

The Time for Immigration Reform is Now
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

Back when President Obama was candidate Obama, one of his favorite mantras on the stump was the need to recapture what Martin Luther King, Jr. Back when President Obama was candid ...

An Undocumented Student's Message to Obama
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

<p style="text-align: left;">We want actions, not words.</p> We want actions, not words. For nearly two decades I've called the United States of Ame ...

President Obama and the Economic and Moral Imperatives of Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

The world around us is teaming with meaning. Words are lush with meaning. One word can point to many different ideas, emotions, expectations. The world around us is teaming with m ...