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La carga pública lastima a las comunidades

A pesar de que la situación se deteriora rápidamente en la frontera de EE. UU. y México, la administración de Trump ha propuesto una nueva ley que cambiaría drásticamente a quienes damos la bienvenida como recién llegados a nuestra sociedad. La ley, cuyo período de comentarios en curso finaliza el 10 de diciembre, daría mayor… Read more »

Public Charge Undermines Communities

Even as the situation rapidly deteriorates at the U.S.-Mexico border, the Administration has proposed a new rule that would drastically reshape who we welcome as newcomers to our society. The rule, whose ongoing comment period ends on Dec. 10, would place a higher value on those who are affluent and challenge hard-working families in their… Read more »

Election Day

“The 223rd General Assembly (2018) acts to lift up our church’s long commitments to active civic engagement, responsible citizenship, and prophetic witness; believing these commitments to be rooted in our faithful response to God’s call for Christians to be stewards of creation; and witnessing the corrosion of democratic institutions.” – General Assembly Minutes (2018)  … Read more »

Families Belong Together: Comment on a Proposed Federal Rule

Holy God, as you have accompanied your people through times of captivity, wilderness, and exile, shelter and sustain all those who flee persecution, oppression, warfare, violence, hunger, and poverty. Open our hearts and homes, our gates and doors, so that they might find safety, peace, and welcome— a place to live in freedom and without… Read more »

Violence and Hate are Not Welcome Here

In the last week, three acts of domestic terrorism reminded us of just how much hate thrives in the United States. The first terrorist used the mail system to send 14 mail bombs to prominent political leaders and media figures with whom he presumably disagrees. The second terrorist, unable to attack people of color while… Read more »

Voting is an Act of Faith

  When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice; but when the wicked rule, the people groan. -Proverbs 29:2 (NRSV) With one week to go before Election Day, we find ourselves again facing choices and consequences that seem to extend beyond the ordinary. Across the political spectrum, we fear that the world we know… Read more »

Action Alert: People are Seeking our Help

“You shall love the stranger, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.” – Deuteronomy 10:19  On Saturday, Oct. 14th a migrant caravan departed from San Pedro Sula, Honduras. Since then, it has been moving through Guatemala and into Mexico, heading for the United States. The origins of the caravan are unknown,* as are… Read more »

Learn More About the Migrant Caravan

Prepared by American Friends Service Committee, Alianza Americas, Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, Kids in Need of Defense, Latin America Working Group, Women’s Refugee Commission, Washington Office on Latin America On Saturday, Oct. 14th a migrant caravan departed from San Pedro Sula, Honduras. Since then, it has been moving through Guatemala towards Mexico. The origins… Read more »