TAG: IMMIGRATION


When a Church Skips Sunday Service To Help a Cause

I couldn’t believe we decided to cancel our Sunday service. BY ANDREW ALESSO On July 1st at Thrive LA we asked our entire congregation to skip church and go participate in a fundraiser hosted by a local small business on behalf of families separated and detained at the border. It wasn’t even a Christian event. The event raised over $15,000 for free legal aid for those families, helped us form amazing relationships...

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Families Belong Together Rally Missing Christians?

It seemed like every people group imaginable showed up to support the #FamiliesBelongTogether march in Downtown Los Angeles on Saturday (6/30/18) — except for Christians. BY JON GARCIA Tens of thousands of people crowded the steps of City Hall as they chanted, sang songs, and held signs in display of solidarity against the separation of migrant children from their undocumented parents. The incidents of such action at the nation’s southern border...

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Families Belong Together; DTLA Rally For Immigration Policy Reform

A demonstration and prayer vigil about US immigration policy under intensified scrutiny organized by religious leaders of different faiths and denominations met outside the Downtown Los Angeles headquarters of ICE and the Department of Homeland Security on Thursday (6/21). BY COLTON CURRY I was fortunate enough to participate in this rally in support of immigration policy reform and to stand in solidarity with my brothers and sisters who are being detained...

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Hispanic Evangelical Leaders React To President’s Action, Crisis At The Border

A nationwide outrage over an immigration policy that allowed the separation of children from parents detained at the southern border did not appear to diffuse much despite President Donald Trump’s executive order signed Wednesday to stop the practice. While leaders in the Hispanic evangelical community in the U.S., such as Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, and Wilfredo De Jesús, influential speaker and pastor, praised...

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Dreamers are American in Every Way Except on Paper

The roughly 800,000 people who have benefited from the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program — more of whom live in Los Angeles than anywhere else in the country — are American in every way except on paper. By Erwin Raphael McManus Now the president has decided to not renew DACA, giving Congress a six-month window to find a permanent solution, through legislation, to this complicated issue. Christians throughout our...

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The Biola Hour: Immigration and Loving Your Neighbor

Biola University Help us continue the conversation on immigration and come to The Biola Hour on Sept. 8 to hear pastor Joshua Smith. Joshua Smith, D.Min., has served as the founding pastor of Mountainside Communion- A Church of the Nazarene in Monrovia, CA., for the last twelve years and is an Affiliate Faculty member at Fuller Theological Seminary, teaching courses in pastoral leadership and Christian vocation. Josh has also served as...

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DACA: Rev Samuel Rodriguez, Hispanic Christians Call For ‘Unrelenting Pressure’ On Congress

In reaction to today’s decision by the White House to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference (NHCLC) led by Rev. Samuel Rodriguez posted the following on its website: Hispanic Christians to Launch National 60-Day Campaign in Support of DREAMers, Will Put ‘Unrelenting Pressure’ on Members of Congress Until ‘Every DREAMer can Dream Again’ “We do not intend on letting a single member of...

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