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August 2, 2014
More than 100 immigration activists, including two United Methodist bishops, were arrested outside of the White House Thursday afternoon after a protest demanding the president halt all deportations.
July 17, 2014
There are persuasive reasons for Christians to support and care for immigrants, but Jesus’ immigration status isn’t one of them.
November 15, 2013
Washington, DC—Some evangelical Christian officials are touting “comprehensive immigration reform” like the U.S. Senate recently passed. Many are aggressively quoting the Bible to argue that mass legalization of unlawful immigrants is the Christian way to “welcome the stranger.”
July 31, 2013
Sometime liberal Baptist Jonathan Merritt recently wrote interestingly for Religion News Service about the seeming failure of evangelical elites to generate more push for “immigration reform,” which he himself supports. He’s a popular young author and columnist whose father was once president of the Southern Baptist Convention. Merritt notes that some prominent officials of evangelical groups, often working through the Evangelical Immigration Table, have toiled strenuously for immigration legislation. But they have failed to excite their constituency.
July 11, 2013
By Marjorie Jeffrey (@MarjorieJeffrey) Napp Nazworth, over at the Christian Post, ran an article on Wednesday entitled, “House Not Voting on Senate Immigration Bill Is OK, Evangelical Immigration Table Says”. As long as progress…
June 14, 2013
(Photo credit: ABC News Online) By Marjorie Jeffrey (@MarjorieJeffrey) The Catholic Health Association (CHA) is lobbying individual U.S. senators to pass S. 744, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act. Though immigration…
June 12, 2013
By Jeff Walton (@JeffreyHWalton) In a spirited farewell, the outgoing head of the Southern Baptist Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) called on Baptists to work towards revival and tackle a host of moral…
May 17, 2013
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuiNHx3fSp8] IRD President Mark Tooley was interviewed for a PBS NewsHour segment on evangelicals and immigration reform. “It’s very problematic when people of faith start to claim that the Bible gives a very…
January 16, 2013
This week the Evangelical Immigration Table launched the “I Was a Stranger” campaign, which is based on Jesus’ words, “I was a stranger and you invited me in” from Matthew 25:35. The campaign aims to guide…
December 3, 2012
Several prominent religious figures are participating in a Washington, DC press conference Tuesday morning, December 4 to advocate “immigration reform” as part of “Forging a New Consensus.” More info here. Editors note: Charisma recently…