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Immigration Reform News 2013: Obama Meets With Religious Leaders, Calls for Reform Bill Within 60 Days
Originally Posted: 03/11/2013 - 11:31am | Type: Press

March 8, 2013 Sojo in the News I-Hsien Sherwood ...

Faith Leaders to Obama: "Time Is Now" for Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 03/11/2013 - 11:27am | Type: Press

March 8, 2013 Sojo in the News Jordan Fabian ...

Obama talks immigration with religious leaders
Originally Posted: 03/11/2013 - 11:19am | Type: Press

March 8, 2013 Sojo in the News Susan Crabtree ...

Obama meets with faith leaders on immigration
Originally Posted: 03/11/2013 - 11:17am | Type: Press

March 8, 2013 Sojo in the News Julie Pace ...

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 ...

A Prayer at the White House
Originally Posted: 03/08/2013 - 5:47pm | Type: Blog

A meeting today of faith leaders with the president on immigration reform opened and closed with prayer. This was my prayer at the end. A meeting today of faith leaders with the p ...

Obama pushes expedited timetable on immigration reform in meeting with faith leaders
Originally Posted: 03/08/2013 - 5:41pm | Type: Press

March 8, 2013 Sojo in the News Dan Merica ...

The Forgotten
Originally Posted: 03/07/2013 - 6:03pm | Type: Blog

Immigration is not my problem — deportation, not my concern. My family will never be personally harmed by the injustices of a broken system. But I care about immigration reform because injustice is here. I car ...

Evangelicals Use Bible to Sway Republicans on Immigration
Originally Posted: 03/07/2013 - 11:51am | Type: Press

March 6, 2013 Sojo in the News Julie Hirschfeld Davis ...

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 ...

On Scripture: When People You Don’t Much Like Receive God’s Love
Originally Posted: 03/06/2013 - 12:02pm | Type: Blog

Our sense of injustice is quite attuned to moments of personal grievance even as we neglect how our actions may harm others. If anything, these moments of rage reveal much more about us than those we think hav ...

Immigrants Just Won't Go Away
Originally Posted: 03/06/2013 - 10:03am | Type: Blog

When the history of this turbulent age is written, I wonder what they will say about our leaders and us. Will they say that we tried to turn back the clock, to bar the door, to make suspect anyone who was not ...

Luke 15:11-32, Migration, and our Prodigal Public
Originally Posted: 03/05/2013 - 2:20pm | Type: Blog

While the parable of Luke 15:11-32 is about many things (and it is filled with countless lessons), one can argue that it is about the restoration of community through radical hospitality. ...

Of Liberation and 'Imaginative Love:' Rev. Ramirez-Eve and Immigrant Communities in North Carolina
Originally Posted: 03/04/2013 - 3:00pm | Type: Blog

After taking my seat in a comfortably worn wingback chair, I immediately noticed a copy of Junot Diaz’s novel, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. My eyes lit up. Having just picked it up the week prior, I s ...

Young Progressives speaker: Why Christians should support immigration reform
Originally Posted: 02/27/2013 - 4:05pm | Type: Press

February 27, 2013 Sojo in the News The Clause ...

Immigration Reform 2013: THE UPDATE for Monday Feb. 25
Originally Posted: 02/26/2013 - 3:33pm | Type: Press

February 25, 2013 Sojo in the News Linda Hartke ...

21 Immigration Reform Power Players
Originally Posted: 02/25/2013 - 5:50pm | Type: Press

February 22, 2013 Sojo in the News Ted Hesson ...

Editorial: It’s time to embrace the ‘stranger’
Originally Posted: 02/25/2013 - 5:38pm | Type: Press

February 22, 2013 Sojo in the News Marv Knox ...

Seeing Citizenship Path Near, Activists Push Obama to Slow Deportations
Originally Posted: 02/26/2013 - 2:36pm | Type: Press

February 22, 2013 Sojo in the News Michael Shear ...

John McCain Gets Tough on Immigration
Originally Posted: 02/20/2013 - 2:38pm | Type: Blog

One angry constituent asked repeatedly where the “dang fence” that McCain had promised was. The senator turned to a chart illustrating how much fence had been constructed (hint: it’s a lot), and the man shot b ...

On Scripture: We'll Walk Hand in Hand?
Originally Posted: 03/12/2013 - 3:36pm | Type: Blog

Some 12 million women, men, and children across these United States await with bated breath to see what political deals will be made to construct either a pathway to citizenship or pave a road to deportation h ...

Colorado evangelicals cite Bible as they embrace immigration reform
Originally Posted: 02/25/2013 - 5:44pm | Type: Press

February 15, 2013 Sojo in the News Nancy Lofholm ...

Shackles, Operation Streamline, and Spokes in the Wheel
Originally Posted: 02/18/2013 - 2:30pm | Type: Blog

Operation Streamline began in 2005 in Texas and 2008 in Arizona as part of the deterrence strategy of border enforcement. Instead of the typical civil violation, it charges people who cross the border without ...

Call and Response: What the President Did This Week
Originally Posted: 02/15/2013 - 4:37pm | Type: Press

February 15, 2013 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

Prooftexting for Amnesty
Originally Posted: 02/15/2013 - 4:09pm | Type: Press

February 12, 2013 Sojo in the News Mark Krikorian ...

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. ...

SOTU: Time for Common Ground for Common Good
Originally Posted: 02/12/2013 - 11:35pm | Type: Blog

There was truth tonight in the president’s State of the Union message. There was truth tonight in the president’s State of the Union message. There was truth that the rising c ...

Stop Low-Priority Deportations
Originally Posted: 02/13/2013 - 10:54am | Type: Magazine Article

Elaina Ramsey The Obama administration is not living up to its promises. Sign a petition to put an end to low-priority deportations. ...

Immigration politics shift from fear to possibility
Originally Posted: 02/12/2013 - 12:44pm | Type: Press

February 11, 2013 Sojo in the News Brian Roewe ...

To Comfort the Afflicted
Originally Posted: 02/13/2013 - 10:58am | Type: Magazine Article

Reta Halteman Finger If we read 1 Peter's message to immigrants, exiles, and foreigners only as a metaphor, we risk missing the poin ...

PCUSA promotes pro-immigration push
Originally Posted: 02/11/2013 - 12:39pm | Type: Press

January 19, 2013 Sojo in the News Alan F.H. Wisdom ...

Immigration Reform 2013: THE UPDATE for Monday Feb. 11
Originally Posted: 02/11/2013 - 12:33pm | Type: Press

February 11, 2013 Sojo in the News Linda Hartke ...

Border Security Before Citizenship is a Bad Idea
Originally Posted: 02/08/2013 - 12:07pm | Type: Blog

Last week a group of senators released principles for immigration reform that would make the path to citizenship for over 11 million immigrants contingent upon more border security. ...

Momentum Building on Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 02/06/2013 - 3:16pm | Type: Blog

In case you’ve missed the news surrounding immigration reform, here’s a brief update. In case you’ve missed the news surrounding immigration reform, here’s a brief update. Las ...

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 ...

Evangelicals Use Bible to Champion Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 02/04/2013 - 12:39pm | Type: Press

February 1, 2013 Sojo in the News Sarah McHaney ...

Watch: "Fireside Hangout" with Cecilia Muñoz on Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 02/04/2013 - 2:35pm | Type: Press

January 31, 2013 Sojo in the News Erin Lindsay ...

A Roadmap to Citizenship Is 'Within Reach'
Originally Posted: 01/30/2013 - 4:29pm | Type: Blog

The president's proposals are not far off from those presented by the Senators. Hope is the message of the day. A roadmap to citizenship for 11 million aspiring Americans is within reach. ...

For Christians, a biblical mandate for comprehensive immigration reform
Originally Posted: 01/30/2013 - 11:27am | Type: Press

January 29, 2013 Sojo in the News Robert Gittelson ...

On Scripture: Immigration Reform and the Challenges of Generosity
Originally Posted: 01/30/2013 - 10:57am | Type: Blog

An authentically Christian call to action concerning how this nation treats and welcomes immigrants must go beyond issuing moral platitudes and encouraging compassionate treatment of the needy. It must also ac ...

Broad Coalition Prods for Action on Immigration
Originally Posted: 01/29/2013 - 3:06pm | Type: Press

January 28, 2013 Sojo in the News Kate Ackley ...

New Video Launches 'Largest Ever' Immigration Reform Effort by Evangelicals
Originally Posted: 01/29/2013 - 2:59pm | Type: Press

January 28, 2013 Sojo in the News Melissa Steffan ...

Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 01/28/2013 - 3:06pm | Type: Press

January 28, 2013 Sojo in the News Martin E. Marty ...

Immigration Profile: Is There Room for Redemption?
Originally Posted: 01/30/2013 - 11:06am | Type: Blog

It sounds like Tony is the poster child for the kind of person who should be deported: two felony convictions and possession of a gun. But you haven’t heard the whole story. Five ...

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. ...

Campaign for Citizenship Highlights Harmful Effects of Family Separation
Originally Posted: 01/23/2013 - 10:47am | Type: Blog

On Jan. 17, faith leaders, DREAMers, and community leaders from across the country gathered in Washington, D.C., to launch a new Campaign for Citizenship — an effort to pressure Congress to enact reform that p ...

Obama could earn evangelical support for immigration plan
Originally Posted: 01/22/2013 - 5:50pm | Type: Press

January 22, 2013 Sojo in the News WORLD Magazine ...

Evangelicals take a seat at the table of immigration reform
Originally Posted: 01/28/2013 - 3:11pm | Type: Press

January 17, 2013 Sojo in the News Lance Dickie ...

Republican allies advocate for immigration reform
Originally Posted: 01/24/2013 - 4:09pm | Type: Press

January 21, 2013 Sojo in the News Brian Bennett ...