(RNS) On the same day that House John Boehner signaled that there would be no immigration reform this year, some of the nation’s most prominent evangelical pastors met with President Barack Obama on Wednesday (Nov. 13) to try to advance the issue.
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Many at the event told stories of having themselves immigrated or having friends endure the pains of familial separation due to the immigration system.
WASHINGTON (RNS) “We know that Martin Luther King Jr., were he here today, would be standing here with us,” said the Rev. Barbara Williams Skinner, co-chair of the National African American Clergy Network. “Cesar Chavez would be standing with us and Gandhi would be standing with us. We think that’s enough power to change the Congress.”
(RNS) While millennials are walking out the front door of U.S. congregations, immigrant Christian communities are appearing right around the corner, and sometimes knocking at the back door. And they may hold the key to vitality for American Christianity.
WASHINGTON (RNS) The nuns have teamed up with the bishops and have their eyes set on the 61 GOP Catholic House members. More specifically, they are pinpointing lawmakers from Florida, Texas and California.
(RNS) As the immigration reform debate has moved from the Senate to the House, evangelical leaders will be back on Capitol Hill and Catholic university presidents have urged Catholics in Congress to act. But the question remains: Do these groups really have any influence?
(RNS) A movement leader on immigration reform, Jenny Yang was once reluctant to speak up fearing her own identity might be an obstacle to change.
(RNS) The Southern Baptists’ Russell Moore says evangelicals are more aggressive this time around because more immigrants have joined their congregations, giving members a better understanding of who they are.
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (RNS) With the Statue of Liberty as a backdrop, the “Nuns on the Bus” on Wednesday kicked off a cross-country tour for immigration reform aimed at giving a faith-based push to legislation that is hanging in the balance in Congress.