Tag: immigration reform

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    “We know that faith-rooted justice is what builds bridges. Faith-rooted justice takes care of all of our earth, takes care of our people, takes care of our politics,” says Sister Simone Campbell, director of a national Catholic social justice lobby. More

    November 13, 2015 | Comments

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    “The question for our government” says Lenni Benson, executive director and founder of the nonprofit Safe Passage Project, “will be, even if they have deportation orders, is it ethical and legal to remove a child to a country of origin if we aren’t assured that child will be safe upon return?” More

    October 24, 2014 | Comments

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    As thousands of unaccompanied migrant children cross the US-Mexico border, Americans are being challenged by how to respond. “This is what our Catholic faith calls us to do,” says John Andrews of the Catholic Diocese of San Bernardino County. But in Murrieta, California, Andrea Rockwood has a different perspective: “We need to fix our system before we can even help anybody. We can’t even help our own.” More

    July 18, 2014 | Comments

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    “The Catholic bishops had a really strong statement saying don’t send the kids back; that would be morally wrong to send them back to dangerous situations. Others in the religious community are saying it’s a matter of law and order.” More

    July 18, 2014 | Comments

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    We take our annual look back at the top religion and ethics news of the year—Pope Francis and his priorities, such as helping the poor, and also churches divided over homosexuality and same-sex marriage. More

    December 27, 2013 | Comments

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    “We saw the president as the one who would bring us together as a country, and what we learned in the first administration is that we were not yet ready to be that country,” says Bishop Mariann Edgar Budde of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington. More

    January 18, 2013 | Comments

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    “It was the first successful labor union for farmworkers,” says author Miriam Pawel. “It was very much the civil rights movement of the West,”. But fifty years after its founding by the late Cesar Chavez, the UFW is struggling to retain membership and influence. More

    June 22, 2012 | Comments

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    Religious leaders have joined civil rights activists, the Justice Department, and others in challenging Alabama’s tough new immigration law. “The government is trying to tell us what we can or can’t do in terms of works of mercy, works of charity, which are fundamental to our faith,” says Father Tom Ackerman of the Catholic Diocese of Birmingham. More

    September 23, 2011 | Comments

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    Watch excerpts from President Obama’s May 12 speech at the National Hispanic Prayer Breakfast, along with comments on immigration reform by Rev. Luis Cortes Jr. and Bishop Orlando Findlayter. More

    May 13, 2011 | Comments

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    On December 14, religious leaders held a prayer summit and “Jericho March” on Capitol Hill to urge senators to vote in favor of a bill that would provide a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants who were brought into the country by their parents and who go on to attend college or serve in the military. More

    December 15, 2010 | Comments

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