Should Syrian Refugees Be Fed to Polar Bears?
On July 10, 2013 By Rev. Cody Lorance
The growing Syrian refugee crisis (nearly two million externally displaced in overcrowded and insecure camps) has created a controversy over what role, if any, the United States play in the situation. Very recently, Canada has announced that it will begin resettling some of the most vulnerable refugees within their borders and many are now looking […]Continue Reading →
The Curse of Eve & the Plight of Immigrant Farmworker Women
On July 8, 2013 By Matthew Soerens
Somewhere in between the excruciating contractions that, after about twenty hours, led to my beautiful daughter, Zipporah, being born a few weeks ago, my wife began to curse Eve. According to the biblical account, after Adam and Eve sinned by disobeying God’s command, God punished Eve—and womankind after her—declaring that he would make “pains in […]Continue Reading →
Declaration of Independence and the Image of God
On July 5, 2013 By Matthew Soerens
Yesterday in the midst of a national debate around immigration policy, I and other Americans celebrated our national Independence Day. On July 4, 1776, the Continental Congress ratified the Declaration of Independence, asserting their independence from King George III and the British Empire. At the core of their complaint was what they perceived to […]Continue Reading →
An American at Heart
On July 3, 2013 By Eloisa Haynes
Editor’s Note: Eloisa Haynes is married to Nick Haynes, who shared their story from his perspective in an earlier G92 blog. In light of the immigration debate, I feel compelled to share my story with you. My name is Eloisa, and you might have seen me at the gym, or at the […]Continue Reading →
Waiting Out the Permanent Bar: A Family’s View From Mexico
On July 1, 2013 By Heather Ruark
Heather Ruark is an American citizen who married a undocumented immigrant. Her story is typical of many families who are deeply impacted by immigration issues. I can still recall the moment I thought I was going to be able to separate my love life from immigration issues. Horacio and I had just started dating, thanks […]Continue Reading →
¿Dónde Están Los Inmigrantes?
On June 26, 2013 By Elizabeth Murray
I keep asking myself, “Where are all the immigrants?” in all these conversations about immigration reform. Well, there is Marco Rubio, who in my opinion has has not been an unequivocal champion for the Latino people or immigration reform. This summer, I have been interning on Capitol Hill at a faith based organization. After a […]Continue Reading →
Child of Promise: Zipporah
On June 21, 2013 By Matthew Soerens
Quick: what’s the first word that you think of when you hear the word “stranger.” According to wordassociation.org, one of the most common associations is “danger.” I grew up watching public service announcements on children’s television that helped engrain that connotation into my mind. Strangers were people to be afraid of, to avoid, […]Continue Reading →
Apology to the Immigrant Community
On June 19, 2013 By Jim Vining
On a warm summer evening in Wisconsin, our predominately white middle class suburban evangelical young adult group held our weekly gathering in a public park of an urban neighborhood with a large Latino population. On that night we focused on beginning a conversation with our nation’s immigrant community. In a step toward healing the broken […]Continue Reading →
7 Things You Can Do to Help
On June 16, 2013 By Matthew Soerens
Immigration reform policies seem to be moving forward in Congress, and a number of folks have asked me recently: so what can I do? I thought I’d briefly highlight seven ways that pretty much anyone can help: 1) Pray. We’re serious about this: I want to challenge you to pray daily. Pray more than daily—that […]Continue Reading →
Immigration Reform: Can the Bible Help Us?
On June 14, 2013 By M. Daniel Carroll R.
As discussions in Congress about immigration reform heat up, Christians should step back and ask how the Bible might inform their own view on immigration. Could the Bible have something to contribute to the national debate about changing immigration law?
Where do we begin the […]Continue Reading →