Tom Petty is sometimes a wordsmith, sometimes just repetitive in his lyrics. “You can stand me up at the gates of hell, but I won’t back down.” Sounds fearlessly bold.
Most of us, however, are more easily swayed. Sometimes it takes little more than some rhetoric about a 55-foot wall (or is […]
Today was our first day volunteering at the camp in Tabanovce, Macedonia. This has become the required stop for Syrian, Afghani, and Iraqi refugees as they take their journey from fear, war, and persecution. Anywhere from 500-10,000 pass through here per day, paying 25 Euro each for a 4-hour train through Macedonia. Incidentally, this passage […]
Editor’s Note: This post originally appeared on redletterchistians.org in February 2015 and can be found here.
Marco Saavedra is an artist, poet, writer, and sometime-dishwasher at his parents’ restaurant in the Bronx. He’s also an undocumented immigrant and one of nine Dreamers who, in 2013, turned themselves over to border patrol at Nogales, AZ […]Continue Reading →
Editor’s Note: This post first appeared on the Biblical Theological Seminary blog in November 2015.
I found the photo below in the Oct 19, 2015 issue of Time, which covered the movement of some 60 million refugees on the move worldwide right now. I found this photo and others in the magazine documenting […]Continue Reading →
Editor’s Note: This blog originally appeared as part one of a series on the author’s personal blog in December 2015.
Much has happened in the world since my last post two weeks ago. A number of terrorist attacks have taken place around the world, with the most notable attack taking place […]Continue Reading →
Editor’s Note: This blog originally appeared as part three of a series on the author’s personal blog in October 2015.
And you are to love those who are foreigners, for you yourselves were foreigners in Egypt. – Deuteronomy 10:19 (NIV)
Immigration is a topic that is not foreign to the Bible. Seen in […]Continue Reading →
Editor’s Note: This blog originally appeared as part two of a series on the author’s personal blog in October 2015.
And on the seventh day, the Lord created the American immigration system.
The above quote is not actually a quote, and can’t be attributed to anybody. It is also probably sacrilegious. However, the […]Continue Reading →
As students start the school year and the weather begins to shift, I find myself reflecting on a season of change I got to share in with a group of refugee students.
I had the opportunity to work in tobacco prevention education with a group of students from the refugee […]Continue Reading →
Editor’s Note: This blog originally appeared as part one of a series on the author’s personal blog in September 2015.
So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. –Genesis 1:27, NIV
As far as I can tell, I am a fourth […]Continue Reading →
As an immigration lawyer I have had the privilege of working with refugees from across the globe. They are regular people forced to endure the worst the world has to offer. Their stories are harrowing. Many— including children— have posttraumatic stress disorder and other mental and physical scars. Even those who have been resettled in […]Continue Reading →