A Baptist church in North Carolina is marking the one-year anniversary of a member’s deportation with a podcast series reminding just how inhospitable the United States can be. “Inhospitable,” a limited series podcast telling the story of U.S. immigration enforcement…
Religious leaders gathered at a vigil in December to declare support for Rosa Gutierrez Lopez, an El Salvadoran immigrant who had just taken sanctuary in a Maryland church to avoid deportation. Baptist minister and immigrant rights activist Julio Hernandez was…
-5,000 immigrants anticipated
-American Baptist office on the move
-Baylor lands major Lilly grant for music
-Housing for caravan families
Yes, Pastor Jeffress, the New Jerusalem described in the book of Revelation might have a wall. But it’s not for the reasons you claim. How in the name of Christ can we possibly justify building a multi-billion dollar wall to keep people out when all that Christ teaches us is to draw our circles wider to welcome people in?
It amazes me to hear people talk about immigration reform when they have never met an immigrant. Until we stop seeing immigration as a problem and start seeing immigrant people, whether documented or undocumented, as persons created in the image of God, we will never do what is right.
Like so many of the families with whom she shared a field, a song, a smile, Aracely Salazar is here to love this country, to work hard, to help her family thrive and to find peace.
Where opportunity for education and employment abounds, the fight against poverty remains spiritual, rooted in the heart.
Listen to the stories of the more than 268,000 in Hidalgo County living below their federal poverty threshold and you will learn that the Rio Grande waters are rarely hospitable to newcomers, most of whom must take on the slow, agonizing work of rebuilding life from scratch on the other side.