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Over half my elementary students are from Mexico, Central America and South America. They feel the political winds blowing against them. As long as folks refuse to understand them, these 9- and 10-year-olds rarely feel kindness. […] Read More

When our ancestors first came to America, they arrived seeking a better life to sustain them. It’s no different today for those trying to cross our southern border. An ancient story illustrates the futility of being angry at them. […] Read More

When people claim the US must obey the law and deport undocumented immigrants, their argument crumbles thanks to a lawbreaking, Bible-smuggling conservative Christian. When unjust laws contradict God’s will, there’s no contest. […] Read More

A gunman who slaughtered 22 people in El Paso claimed in an online forum he wanted to stop a ‘Hispanic invasion.’ Anyone who would shoot our Mexican and other Latinx brothers and sisters would shoot into the heart of God. […] Read More

We often view migration as the search for the American dream. In reality, it’s a life-or-death decision as many are forced to flee violence and desperate conditions. Will churches show God’s love to the least of these? […] Read More

Christian nationalism seeks to close the doors to migrants and refugees. In today’s toxic religious and political environment, Christian nationalism aligns more closely with those who opposed Jesus, not those who followed him. […] Read More

Like a summerhouse with no doors or windows, in a garden with walls for shelter, our countries cannot build better futures with higher walls and narrower gates. You can’t build peace with the materials of a hostile environment. […] Read More

In America’s current immigration environment, how do we see the strangers around us? The ones who don’t look or act like us. We need a spiritual awakening about the “strangers” in our midst. Jesus demands a better America. […] Read More

How should we react to the president’s racist tweets? Repeatedly, we discover Jesus combating myopic and hateful attitudes. Through words and actions, Jesus offers an example of how to conqueror bigotry, xenophobia and racism. […] Read More

Born in Russia in the 1920s, Yevgeniy Yudin endured countless hardships yet persevered until he and his family immigrated to the US. In this time of discord about immigration, it is incumbent to remember stories such as Yevgeniy’s. […] Read More