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The Politics of Jumpy Castles

Part 4 in the Seeing Beyond the Immigration Rhetoric series.


When an alien resides with you in your land, you shall not oppress the alien. The alien who resides with you shall be to you as the citizen among you; you shall love the alien as yourself, for you were aliens in the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God.   Leviticus 19:33-34

Seeking Justice at the U.S. Southern Border: The Need for Both Relief and Reform

Part 3 in the Seeing Beyond the Immigration Rhetoric series


The following is a transcribed video interview between the Office of Social Justice (OSJ) and church partners at the U.S. southern border. OSJ’s Melissa Stek met them last month on a delegation trip to El Paso, Texas. These church partners have been providing relief to asylum-seekers arriving to Ciudad Juarez.

Justice Prayers - July 3

"Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord." - Romans 12:10-11


German Ship Captain Threatened with Prison for Rescuing Migrants

The German captain of a ship that rescued 53 refugees at sea was arrested Saturday after she attempted to dock at a port in Lampedusa, Sicily.

“Immigration is Our Story” Audio Series Concludes with Invitation to Listen, Learn, and Love

Immigration is our story. It’s our denomination’s story and it’s the story of most CRC and RCA congregants over the decades. It is our heritage, and we particularly recognize that this summer because June was Immigrant Heritage month -- the perfect few weeks to wrap up our “Immigration is Our Story” audio series.

Justice Prayers - June 26

For the LORD will go before you, And the God of Israel will be your rear guard. Isaiah 52:12

 

There are Three Crises at the Border: Keeping it Straight

There are (at least) three crises at the Border right now. As advocates, we must know how to speak clearly and effectively about each one.

Justice Prayers - June 19

Likewise, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. Romans 8:26 

Chinese Church Leader Released from Detention

Beyond the Rhetoric

Part 2 in the Seeing Beyond the Immigration Rhetoric series


Immigration has become a heated topic; most of us have formed strong opinions on the subject. It is also a complex topic, encompassing a wide swath of issues, laws, and legal statuses, as well as court orders and rulings that seem to change on a regular basis. This creates an atmosphere in which discerning fact from fiction can be frustratingly difficult.

Justice Prayers - June 12

"God, we pray for correction and justice"


Canada to Ban Single-Use Plastics by 2021

Let’s Stop Accepting These 5 Lies

This is the first installment in the blog series "Seeing Beyond Immigration Rhetoric"
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News broke this week of an unplanned inspection of an El Paso detention center that incarcerates immigrants and the shocking disclosure of its abusive and inhumane conditions. It’s overwhelming.

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