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

for a vulnerable and lonely stranger, for as we read in Luke 15:16, when the youngest son was at risk and in need, ...

Jim Wallis and Lisa Sharon Harper Discuss Working with Others on Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 03/01/2013 - 5:35pm | Type: Blog

Over the past two years, an alliance of faith, law enforcement and business leadership has come together to forge a new consensus on immigrants and America. Over the past two y ...

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 ...

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. ...

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 ...

Increase in Border Enforcement Detrimental to Women and Children
Originally Posted: 02/25/2013 - 5:20pm | Type: Blog

Migration Policy Institute (MPI) released its “Immigration Enforcement in the United States” report last month that reveals an increase in spending for the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) due to the ...

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

now represent more than 50 percent of all those sentenced to federal prison despite making up only 16 ...

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. ...

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

are immigrants and foreigners (1:1, 17) suffering various trials (1:6)—but you are chosen by God (1:2), born ... for discipline, obedience, and holiness (1:13-16). God "judges all people according to their deeds" ...

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 ...

'Where Were You?'
Originally Posted: 02/13/2013 - 11:01am | Type: Magazine Article

Lisa Sharon Harper "You shall love the alien as yourself, for you were aliens in the land of Egypt." ...

Inside Job
Originally Posted: 02/13/2013 - 11:01am | Type: Magazine Article

Viridiana Martinez A young immigration activist goes behind bars--on purpose--to shed light on Obama's deportation policies. ...

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

in Luke 4:16-21 , with Jesus unveiling his mission statement: he says he intends to be God’s instrument ...

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 ...

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 ...

The Evangelical Grassroots Mobilization for Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 01/17/2013 - 12:03pm | Type: Press

January 16, 2013 Sojo in the News Don Golden The Huffington Post ...

'I Was A Stranger' Campaign: Evangelical Leaders Seek Immigration Overhaul
Originally Posted: 01/17/2013 - 11:49am | Type: Press

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/16/i-was-a-stranger-campaign-evangelical-leaders-seeks-immigration-overhaul_n_2488172.html?utm_hp_ref=religion Prominent evangelical ... of Evangelicals, which represents about 40 denominations; the public policy arm of the 16 million-member Southern ...

Evangelical Leaders Launch 'I Was a Stranger' Immigration Campaign
Originally Posted: 01/22/2013 - 11:58am | Type: Blog

On Monday a group of prominent faith leaders belonging to the Evangelical Immigration Table gathered on a press call to launch largest evangelical mobilization effort for immigration reform known to date. ...

New rule makes residency easier for immigrants with U.S. kin
Originally Posted: 01/03/2013 - 5:11pm | Type: Blog

An estimated one million undoumented immigrants with American citizens as immediate relatives will now be separated from their families for shortened amounts of time while they apply to become legal residents.  The Los Angeles Times  reports: ...

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 ...

10 (More) Reasons to Support Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 12/13/2012 - 10:14am | Type: Blog

There are many reasons to support comprehensive immigration reform. As Christians, we point to the biblical call to welcome the stranger and love our neighbors as top reasons for our support. We refer to the G ...

5 Republicans Who Matter on Immigration
Originally Posted: 12/11/2012 - 2:12pm | Type: Blog

Post fiscal-cliff, both President Obama and the Congress are expected to take on comprehensive immigraiton reform. Politico discusses the influential Republicans who will insert themselves into the debate. ...

RGIII and Some Tibs
Originally Posted: 12/07/2012 - 12:41pm | Type: Blog

Many believe immigration reform will come up again this year. The recent elections have reminded both parties — especially Republicans — about the power of the Latino vote, and Latinos want immigration reform. ...

United We Dream Launches Platform for Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 12/03/2012 - 5:40pm | Type: Blog

More than 600 representatives from the United We Dream network, the largest young adult immigrant movement in the country, have signed on to a new platform calling for an “inclusive pathway to citizenship” tha ...

U.S.-Born Kids Of Deported Parents Struggle As Family Life Is 'Destroyed'
Originally Posted: 11/26/2012 - 4:51pm | Type: Blog

Thousands of children to parents living in the U.S. without citizenship are abruptly forced to carry on without one or both of their parents, as a record number of people are being deported from the U.S. Accor ...

Been There, Bordered That. So Why Are We Still So Afraid?
Originally Posted: 11/26/2012 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

We disregard the good news at our doorstep, the opportunity to live with Jesus among us, and keep on building walls at our threshold. Perhaps that's why the angels of the Bible repeat this admonishment -- ...

Super PAC Hopes to Help Republicans Collaborate on Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 11/26/2012 - 11:10am | Type: Blog

Republicans for Immigration Reform is hoping to help those who make commitments for comprehensive reform hold on to their positions. The day after the election, many top Republic ...

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.” ...