Immigration


"The United Nations' (UN) World Refugee Day is observed on June 20 each year. This event honors the courage, strength and determination of women, men and children who are forced to flee their homeland under threat of persecution, conflict and violence."

World Refugee Day: A Call for Recommitment - Statement from The Episcopal Church's Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori.

Honoring Our Legacy of Welcome - Linda Hartk, president of Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, calls to congregations across the nation to meet our newcomers, learn their stories and open our hearts and doors to them.

As Washington prepares to shut down for the summer holidays, one big issue remains unresolved: immigration reform. The U.S. Senate just passed a comprehensive immigration reform bill by a vote of 68-32, and after the break the U.S. House of...
Immigration reform must be a pressing issue for faith leaders, says the Rev. Gabriel Salguero, president of the National Latino Evangelical Coalition. He has seen a shift among religious leaders who have adopted the issue. “It’s taken some time,”...
What would it look like for students to take hold of the injustice of the university and financial system, to claim it even as they rise above it?
In the midst of the ritual celebration of the harvest an economic program that includes the poor and the stranger is installed. The biblical twinning of the poor and the stranger is pertinent in our times.
(February 10, 2013) As immigration heats up in Washington, the Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, president of The National Hispanic Christian Leaders Conference, knows firsthand how it will impact the faith community. After attending President Obama's...
As immigration reform heats up in Washington, many religious leaders know first hand how the issue has changed congregations.
(June 28, 2012) As the nation continues to debate immigration policy, the U.S. Supreme Court has struck down portions of a controversial Arizona immigration law, while upholding the so-called "show me your papers" provision. A similarly...
(September 12, 2011) What do faith leaders and news sources say about the Immigration Debate? Check it out.
(November 14, 2010) Eric Shafer of Odyssey Networks reports from the National Mall in Washington, D.C. where thousands of people gathered on March 21, 2010, to demonstrate for immigration reform.
(November 14, 2010) David Leslie, chair of the NCC/CWS Immigration Task Force, says America must be a beacon in today's world—acting with compassion and fairness—even in the midst of a harsh economy.