The official spokesperson on immigration for the United Methodist Church’s council of bishops praised “Gospel Without Borders” as “an excellent” documentary.
“I think it is an excellent video that educates on the issue of immigration in the U.S. context,” said Minerva Carcaño, currently bishop of the Desert Southwest Conference of the United Methodist Church.
She will become bishop for the Los Angeles area Sept. 1
The first Hispanic woman bishop in the UMC, Carcaño told the United Methodist Reporter, “It also thoughtfully shares the gospel truth about the critical work of immigration reform and the important compassionate ministries with immigrant brothers and sisters the church must be involved in if it truly is the church of Christ Jesus.”
Carcaño’s praise for the documentary came one year after its release in late August 2011.
Carcaño is one of three bishops who will serve on a panel following a screening of “Gospel Without Borders” from 2-4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4, at Saint Peter’s Catholic Church in downtown Charlotte, N.C., during the Democratic National Convention.
The other two bishops at the faith and immigration event will be Julian Gordy, bishop of the Southeastern Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, and Anthony Taylor, bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Little Rock, Ark.
The event is one of the few faith-based events during the Democrats’ national convention.
Due to limited seating, interested faith leaders and Democratic Party delegates and officials are encouraged to make reservations for the event.