“I was a stranger and you welcomed me.” (Matthew 25:35) The UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Antonio Guterres, reacting to a picture of a toddler who was found dead on a beach in Turkey told CNN’s Hala Gorani, “If you are in Cairo, and take a low cost airline to […]
There will probably be 90,000 children coming to the US border this year, she said. That’s 92% more than last year. The violence in Honduras especially is forcing them to come because their parents are working here. The violence that undergirds our broken immigration policies is threatening the children. This is the call and the challenge. God is calling us to intervene in this sad story of immigration. Are you willing to say to President Obama, be generous! This land is their land too. We are tethered to the immigrants to this country and always will be. Fix this broken policy! We have no alternative but to be involved, she said — our story of salvation is a story of immigration.
By Danelle King: I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Helene Slessarev-Jamir who serves as a co-chair for the 2014 SCUPE Congress on Urban Ministry (to be held in Chicago on June, 23-26). Dr. Sleesarev-Jamir resided on the south side of Chicago for many years and now teaches at the Claremont School of Theology in Southern California. Dr. Slessarev-Jamir has done labor organizing in Washington, D.C. and community organizing in Chicago. She believes in not only serving as a scholar, but as a person actively seeking justice in our communities.
INMIGRACIÓN: Una Perspectiva Teológica y Legal This page in English Por: Lcda. María Strohmeier Rev. Luis Quiñones El tema de Inmigración ha tomado un lugar clave y central en la jornada de la Iglesia Latina en Los Estados Unidos. La amenaza de deportaciones, separación de familias y cambios en la […]
Immigration: Theological Perspective and Legal Issues Esta pagina en español Presenters: Lcda. María Strohmeier Rev. Luis Quiñones What does it mean that people are deemed “illegal” simply by their location? What are the existing laws and the present challenges regarding immigration, citizenship, and deportation? How does seeing the Bible through […]