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Evangelical Focus on the Smart, Young & Beautiful?

July 31, 2015

In recent years there’s been much understandable and laudable Evangelical conversation about expanding Christianity’s reach to attract diverse demographics through creative branding, especially but not exclusively Millennials. These exertions have led to rhetorical, liturgical…

By English: Lance Cpl. Isis M. Ramirez [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Is Patriotism Virtuous?

July 31, 2015

A recent conversation hosted by the British podcast “Things Unseen” examined the legitimacy of the nation-state and questioned whether Christians should be loyal and love their country in light of the immigrant situation in…

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Up From Superficial Christian Compassion

January 9, 2015

Reflections on Christian social justice and eternity

Sign located near the border between California and Tijuana along the Via de San Ysidro warning motorists of families potentially fleeing from border crossing checkpoints. (Photo credit:  Zilia Castrillon/Flickr)

Christian Response to Executive Amnesty?

November 19, 2014

“Church bodies in the U.S. addressing immigration would do well to avoid legislative specifics and instead offer broad principles that affirm rule of law, social order, security, human dignity, and economic opportunity for all Americans,” says IRD President Mark Tooley.

Flight Into Egypt by French artist Eugene-Alexis Girardet.

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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Liberalism Alive and Well in America’s Churches

July 14, 2014

Editor’s note: The original version of this article was posted by TheBlaze. Click here to read it. Protection of the Church from the State is a job that typically includes religious leaders—at least, in…

Sojourners' Jim Wallis (second from Left) appeared on a panel to discuss mass incarceration alongside Harold Dean Trulear (Left), Janet Wolf (Center), Marian Wright Edelman (Right) and Iva Carruthers (Right). (Photo: National Council of Churches)

Wallis: Fear of Demographic Change behind Incarceration, Immigration Policies

May 27, 2014

Resistance to changes in incarceration and immigration policy in the United States is rooted in fear and white racism, according to a prominent Evangelical Left official.


Catholics, Methodists & Deportations

April 11, 2014

The religious enthusiasts for liberalized immigration and mass legalization rarely if ever acknowledge their proposals’ potential if not likely consequence of encouraging further illegal immigration.


IRD Podcast: Mark Tooley Interview

March 21, 2014

IRD President Mark Tooley discusses the arrest in January of several United Methodist bishops protesting U.S. government immigration policy in our debut podcast.


God’s Truth, Man’s Judgment, and Immigration, among Other Matters

February 22, 2014

“I am not going to pretend that I am a policy wonk,” Franciscan Friar Jason Welle conceded in Lafayette Square before the White House on February 17, 1014, during a protest against illegal immigrant deportations. Welle’s admission of ignorance while questioned on American immigration policy highlighted the protestors’ flawed understanding of God’s infallible Word and mankind’s fallible judgment.

Bishop Minerva Carcaño believes "compassion on immigration starts with the stroke of [the President's] pen." (Photo Credit: Pacific Northwest Conference)

United Methodist Figureheads Seek Arrest…Again

February 17, 2014

Bishop Carcaño, no stranger to liberal political activism, announced, “We are willing to be arrested in front of the White House to tell the president that compassion on immigration starts with the stroke of his pen.”