Category Archives: Immigration

Act Now to Protect Child Refugees from Deportation

From the Coalition on Human Needs (http://www.chn.org): Members of Congress left for August recess without an agreement on emergency funding to address the child refugee crisis along our borders. Nearly 60,000 children and adult migrants have come mostly from Honduras, Guatemala, … Continue reading

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Immigration Pastoral and Advocacy Toolkits for August Recess

From the Interfaith Immigration Coalition (http://www.interfaithimmigration.org): Please see collection of toolkits from Interfaith Immigration organizations for August Recess: Pastoral Toolkit, Bulletin Inserts, Advocacy Toolkits at http://www.interfaithimmigration.org/resources/august-recess-actions/ Attached is a CWS+August+Toolkit As you know we are at a critical moment in the … Continue reading

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Children in the Desert

From the Children’s Defense Fund (http://www.childrensdefense.org): By Marian Wright Edelman Bishop Minerva Carcaño, the Los Angeles Area Resident Bishop of the United Methodist Church, is acting with urgency. Along with more than 100 other religious leaders and activists, she was … Continue reading

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Children at Our Border: National Humanitarian Vigil—August 9, National

From the Interfaith Immigration Coalition (http://www.interfaithimmigration.org): See where a vigil is happening near you: http://www.humanityisborderless.org/events/ Sign Up to Participate: http://www.humanityisborderless.org/national-humanitarian-vigil-participation-form/ Pax Christi Involvement: http://paxchristiusa.org/2014/08/07/children-at-our-border-national-humanitarian-vigil-on-august-9th/ About Human Rights Coalition of South Texas The HRCSTX: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Human-Rights-Coalition-of-South-Texas/565943796857818 is an autonomous group of people … Continue reading

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Love the Foreigners Among You

This sermon was preached by The Reverend Kelly Wiant at Market Square Presbyterian Church in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on August 3, 2014. It is reprinted with permission. Deuteronomy 10:12-22 Matthew 14:13-21 Our latest television addiction is the wildly popular Game of … Continue reading

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Congress Fails to Agree on Funding for Humanitarian Crisis

Posted at http://www.chn.org/human_needs_report/chn-congress-fails-agree-funding-humanitarian-crisis/ August 4, 2014 Members of Congress headed home for a five week recess last Friday without having reached an agreement on an emergency supplemental spending bill that would provide additional funds to deal with the child refugee … Continue reading

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Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Information Session—August 12, Reading

From the Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition (http://www.paimmigrant.org): Date: Tuesday, August 12, 2014 Time: 6:30pm Location: Christ Lutheran Church, 1301 Luzerne Street, Reading, PA Free Legal Clinic (For more information about date and time please contact Maria Sotomayor at 215-832-3482) … Continue reading

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Act to Stop Mass Deportations

From the Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition (http://www.paimmigrant.org): Last week saw a flurry of activity in DC. Immigrant communities mobilized hundreds of people to demand that the President and Congress take action to end unjust deportations and fix our broken … Continue reading

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Fact of the Week: Americans Want Us to Give Shelter and Support to Child Refugees

By Lecia Imbery July 31, 2014 A new poll by the Public Religion Research Institute sheds some light on what the U.S. public thinks about the child refugee crisis happening along the country’s southern borders. When asked what the U.S. should do about … Continue reading

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Call Congress to Urge Funding, Humane Treatment of Children at the Border

From the Children’s Defense Fund (http://www.childrensdefense.org): None of us can ignore the humanitarian crisis at our border as close to 60,000 children cross to escape violence and extreme poverty in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. CDF has heard from tireless … Continue reading

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