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 →
One of the most admirable trends I’ve observed in American evangelicalism over the last several years is a renewed interest in adoption and foster care. Focus on the Family, for example, has done a remarkable and […]Continue Reading →
The CW’s breakaway hit, Jane the Virgin, has captured the hearts of viewers with its lovable characters and delicious drama. The show is an adaptation of the Venezuelan telenovela “Juana la Virgen” and includes all the fun you could hope for: overlapping love triangles, dead bodies, and baby daddies. […]Continue Reading →
Editor’s Note: This post is the final installment in a four part series on immigration that originally appeared on Pastor Alan Kraft’s blog, alankraft.me
.In this post, I want to discuss one more response I sometimes hear Christians articulating in the midst of the immigration discussion: “They’re breaking the law. Romans 13 says we […]Continue Reading →
Editor’s Note: This post is the third in a four part series on immigration that originally appeared on Pastor Alan Kraft’s blog, alankraft.me
In my last two posts, we have been looking at the topic of immigration. As mentioned earlier, my goal is not to offer simplistic solutions or even political ones. […]Continue Reading →
Editor’s Note: This post is the first in a four part series on immigration that originally appeared on Pastor Alan Kraft’s blog, alankraft.me
In the midst of all the heated rhetoric and political posturing occurring around the issue of immigration, I’m concerned that many Christians are ignoring a foundational question: What […]Continue Reading →
As I mentioned in my last post, we have been learning about immigration in our Border Fellows class. The following is a random assortment of things I never knew (or thought about) regarding immigration in the US:
1. Jesus was a refugee. According to Matthew 2:13-16, Joseph, Mary and Jesus fled to Egypt […]Continue Reading →
Editors Note: This post originally appeared on the Sojourners God’s Politics blog.
Feeling the pressure from some immigrants’ rights groups on the record-breaking number of deportations under his administration (2 million by early April), President Barack Obama recently requested a review on his deportation polices. The goal is to see if […]Continue Reading →
When welcoming the stranger only involves politics, it is tempting to advocate for the natural protagonists. Children abandoned in the US when their mother is deported solely for being in the US without the proper authorization. Youth who have worked hard in high school, scraped together scholarships in university and want […]Continue Reading →
Editor’s Note: This post originally appeared on the Sojourners God’s Politics blog. Permission was given by the moderator to repost.
This President’s Day, about 20 church leaders, sympathizers, and undocumented immigrants were arrested in front of the White House as part of an act of civil […]Continue Reading →