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Should We Care That Jesus Was an Immigrant?

July 17, 2014

There are persuasive reasons for Christians to support and care for immigrants, but Jesus’ immigration status isn’t one of them.

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Media Advisory: Evangelicals Discuss Immigration at Heritage Event this Friday

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.”

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Evangelical Grassroots versus ‘Grasstops’

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.


The EIT Says They’re Totally Fine With Immigration Reform Bill Dying In The House: So Why Did They Support It In The First Place?

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…


The Evangelical Immigration Table Continues to Perplex

June 20, 2013

by Barton Gingerich (@bjgingerich) In a Christian Post article today, a spokesperson for the Evangelical Immigration Table (EIT) fired off a defensive volley against a recent slew of critical reports from Breitbart News. Breitbart…


Catholics Back Gang of Eight Bill, Obamacare to Illegal Immigrants

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…


Land Passes Baton to Moore in Final Address at Southern Baptist Convention

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…


IRD President Mark Tooley Interviewed for PBS NewsHour on Evangelicals and Immigration

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…


Evangelical Immigration Table Hoping for “Grassroots” Movement

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…


Faith and Immigration Policy

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…


Amnesty for Same-Sex Couples?

October 19, 2010

The following article was originally published on the American Spectator website, and has been reposted wtih permission. Liberal Democratic Senators Robert Menendez of New Jersey and Patrick Leahy of Vermont introduced their “Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act”…


Racial and Ethnic Clergywomen’s Consultation—A “New Economy,” New Immigration Laws, New Bishops, and New Theology

January 15, 2008

Expecting encouragement for their role as minority women in ministry, roughly 300 United Methodist clergywomen gathered in Los Angeles January 3-5 for the Racial and Ethnic Clergywomen’s Consultation. While the attendees gave much discussion…