I work with a wide variety of faith leaders both Christian and other religions, from the Catholic to the Pentecostal; Jew and Muslim. When the question about immigration comes up, the universal approach is to welcome the stranger. This is a profound concept. As the New Testament  puts it: “Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing it.” Hospitality to […]

The controversy over immigration issues has reached a stalemate over competing values – both of which deserve respect. One is the due regard for the law and the other is compassion for the stranger. One is a matter of rules that apply to all; the other is the measure of our own character. When law and compassion work together, we represent a nobleness to which the world aspires. When they […]

‘In the last days it will be, God declares, that I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams. (Act 2:17) Each Spring, thousands of high school students graduate to a dead end. It doesn’t matter how talented, gifted, smart or energetic they are. They’ve simply reached the […]

Comprehensive Immigration Reform recognizes: The sanctity of family unity The dignity of every person Pathway to citizenship In addition it recognizes that: A secure border allows seasonal workers to cross back and forth legally. Skilled and unskilled immigrant labor produces jobs for Americans. The current quota system creates problems and must be replaced. Inequitable trade has artificially pushed migration in the Americas.  

Florida faith leaders held a press teleconference immigration issues on Friday, March 9, 2011 and then a Prayer Service for Immigration Justice in Tallahassee, hosted by First Presbyterian Church, on March 17, 2011. Prompted by concern over the attention Arizona copycat laws are receiving in the current legislative session, the faith leaders felt obligated to state their understandings of how their teachings illumine the current immigration debate. They listed four […]

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