Mercy, justice and humility are the marks of authentic Christianity. I see none of these in the principles of faith by which our president operates. The only thing worse than the failure or refusal of people of faith to see this reality is to remain silent.
The pain and suffering Jennifer Wilder witnessed at the U.S.-Mexico border earlier this year shook her to the core. Wilder, the pastor of Broadview Baptist Church in Sunderland, Maryland, spent parts of January and February as a volunteer providing pastoral…
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.