'Immigration' Tagged Posts

'Immigration' Tagged Posts

Reading the Bible through the lens of Jesus’ teachings

Bishop Scott Mayer shares a statement in response to recent events: There has been a lot of attention paid to Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ recent reference to Romans 13 to justify the Administration’s policy of separating children from their parents at the border, with many religious leaders speaking out.  (Our own Presiding Bishop Michael Curry signed an ecumenical and interfaith statement expressing concerns over this policy.) It is not my intent here to address that particular passage in Romans, nor…

Bishop High on immigration, Ferguson

As your bishop, I want to share my thoughts on our president’s recent announcement concerning immigration and on events in Ferguson, Missouri. It is my sincere hope the president’s action will result in true and comprehensive immigration reform through our legislative processes. I hope and pray our elected leaders will step away from their political posturing which has gotten this country where we are today. I hope and pray this behavior will end and some measure of sensible dialogue, discussion,…

Jennings: Christians worship a child who fled violence in his home country

A commentary by the Rev. Gay Jennings, president of the House of Deputies, about the unaccompanied children arriving at the borders of the United States as they flee violence in their own countries has been published by the Religious News Service. (RNS) This summer, many Americans are watching in helpless horror as more than 52,000 children fleeing violence stream over our southern border. Many of them are making a dangerous journey by themselves to escape murder rates and gang violence in…

Immigration Situation from Bishop Lillibridge, Episcopal Diocese of West Texas

The Episcopal Diocese of West Texas has published a July 3, 2014 letter and appeal from the Rt. Rev. Gary Lillibridge on their diocesan website: [Episcopal Diocese of West Texas] As you are likely aware, the border is experiencing record numbers of people, primarily from Central America, seeking to enter the United States. Several cities within our diocese are at the forefront of these record numbers. If you have been following the news reports, you know that detention facilities are overflowing and needs are overwhelming.…

How to help with border crisis

The plight of the unaccompanied children arriving on the Texas border and that of other states has dominated news reports recently. Bishop Rayford B. High, Jr., has issued a statement about the crisis, and many Episcopalians have asked how they can help. Catholic Charities Fort Worth is the main local agency helping with the influx of unaccompanied minors. They take in 32 children aged 3 to 16 at a time with each child spending up to 30 days in the…