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Border Control

Forcibly separating families unnecessarily – especially as a deterrent to cause fear among would-be immigrant families – is cruel. U.S. churches must stand against this crime against humanity. […] Read More

As our nation debates the need for a wall on our southern border, those who favor it typically cite three reasons: terrorists, “illegals” and drugs. Their reasons don’t hold up to scrutiny. […] Read More

As calls for a wall along our southern border echo across the land, thoughtful Christians should reflect and examine this issue from a theological perspective. Jesus sought to tear down walls and embrace a theology of inclusivity. […] Read More

The United States is the symbol of freedom. However, instead of welcoming immigrants fleeing gang warfare, prostitution, rape and grinding poverty, we lob tear gas at them. What kind of picture is that? […] Read More

As we begin a new liturgical year, asylum-seekers are met at our southern border by soldiers and tear gas. If every congregation would commit to taking one family, the righteous work of hospitality could be done. […] Read More

By EthicsDaily.com Staff – Millions of children coming to the U.S. from Central America are migrating to escape poverty and violence, a report says. Those who are caught often migrate again when returned home. […] Read More

Many of us born in the United States are in a position of privilege. Perhaps it would be healthy for us to look through a locked gate from the wrong side – with neither privilege nor claim. […] Read More

Parents don’t entrust their children into the care of strangers, no matter how attractive the circumstances. So how did we as a nation decide it’s a good thing to take children away from their parents? […] Read More

In my remarks at a recent immigration action in Nashville, Tennessee, I spoke as a faith leader. I reminded those gathered that Christians worship a Creator who fashioned all humanity as one family, one people, one expression of the image of God in each and every one of us. I asked God’s blessings and mercy […] Read More

Heartbreaking and disturbing. That was how it felt standing outside the Southwest Key shelter, where more than 1,000 immigrant children were held. My soul was stirred, and my heart broke at the thought of little children separated from their parents. There is nothing more disconcerting for a parent than not knowing where your child is […] Read More