There’s a growing sense of optimism around the possibility of Congress actually working together on a bipartisan basis to pass some sort of an immigration reform in the coming months.  Senators on both sides of the aisle say they are close to an agreement.  Key Republicans in the House […]

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I wrote last week about the very personal reasons that I have been working so hard for the past several years, and particularly the past few weeks, for what I believe to be long overdue reforms that would restore justice to our nation’s immigration laws.  The previous Monday, I wrote […]

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The sermon at my church last week focused on the passage in Luke 4 where, after earning the praise of the people of Nazareth for his “the gracious words that came from his lips,” Jesus quickly says some further things that turn the crowd against him, so dramatically so that […]

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Guest Blog by: Glen Peterson

The National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference presented a Champions of Justice Award to Matthew Soerens, co-founder of g92.org and US Church Training Specialist with World Relief. He won the award for his groundbreaking and tireless work for immigrants and immigration reform. The award was presented at […]

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Guest Blog by: Beth Orchard

Albany Park, Chicago is approximately 15 miles north of the Chicago Loop. Germans and Swedes were among the first immigrants to the area followed by Jews and Asian and Latin American immigrants predominantly from Korea, the Philippines and Guatemala. Seated at the heart of this diverse community is […]

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Guest Blog by: Robert Chao Romero

On April 25, the United States Supreme Court ruled on the constitutionality of Arizona’s controversial SB-1070 law.   This mean-spirited anti-immigrant legislation allows state law enforcement officials to check the immigration status of individuals as part of a lawful arrest, stop, or detention if they have “reasonable suspicion” the […]

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Guest Blog by: Jim Ball

“My grandfather, father and I have worked these lands.  But times have changed…the rain is coming later now, so that we produce less.  The only solution is to go away, at least for a while [to the United States].”

— immigrant from Mexico

Global warming and immigration are […]

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Guest Blog by: Robert Chao Romero, J.D., Ph.D.

I wouldn’t normally think to write a blog about bullying, but this time it’s personal.  Last week a beautiful mixed-race Asian-Latino boy named Teddy Molina committed suicide in Corpus Christi, Texas because of bullying.  I take it really personal because I am also Asian-Latino and I […]

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Guest Blog by: Lisa Van Engen

Isabel Wilkerson was the first African-American woman to win the Pulitzer Prize in journalism.  She is also the author of the expansive work The Warmth of Other Suns.

Her books spans the years of 1915-1970, when six million people set out on the Great Migration. She followed the […]

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The other day I was re-reading the stories of Jesus miraculously feeding the 5,000 in Mark 6 and then feeding 4,000 in Mark 8.  Immediately after the second incident, as they travel by boat to their next destination, Jesus tries to make a point to the disciples and uses yeast as a metaphor.  Missing […]

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