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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.

Justice Prayers - June 5

Justice Prayers - April 24

Lord, hear your Easter people's prayers! We live in hope, because He lives. 

 

Immigration is Our Story: Series

My great-great grandparents, Gjalt and Klaaska Heslinga, came from the Netherlands to the U.S. in 1893 under the false promise of good farmland in the San Luis Valley of Colorado.

Barely into their twenties, the two left their families and their jobs as a laborer and household servant and entrusted their future to the Holland-American Land and Immigration Company.

Justice Prayers - April 10

We bring our prayers to Creator God, who both "takes up our pain and bears our suffering" and will "let justice roll down like a river."

 

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