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The Refugee Jesus

The following sermon was preached at Rutgers Presbyterian Church on November, 22, 2015, Christ the King Sunday. Author Rev. Mark Koenig writes,

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Who is my neighbor? Accompaniment in Agua Prieta

The first time that I crossed the US/Mexico border from Douglas, Arizona, into Agua Prieta, Sonora, I remember a welcome sign on the side of the highway: Bienvenidos a Mexico. The border wall, a slotted metal cage that stretches miles

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Our Citizenship is in Heaven

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by Melissa Garrett Davis The following article is the first in a series, Tracking the Immigration Debate. This week we are cross-posting with our partner site, ecclesio.com.  Melissa Davis is co-manager of the Office of Immigration Issues of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)  But our citizenship is in heaven, and it

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Late At Night… Dear House

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A poem in response to the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) re-authorization debate in Congress. Eighteen years ago, this week, VAWA was signed into law. In April 2012, the Senate approved a version of VAWA that extends services and protections to battered undocumented immigrants and to gay, lesbian, and transgender

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Seminary Students Stand with Undocumented Food Workers

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Claremont School of Theology, California Taking the Bible Seriously By Nina Fernando, Wesley Menke, Samuel Pullen, and Chad Seagle   View and print as PDF.   We are students of the Bible. A living, pulsing Word. So when seventeen Pomona College employees were fired because they were “undocumented”, when this

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Carl Lowery, Interdenominational Theological Center student

Social Justice: Breaking It Down

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Interdenominational Theological Center By Rev. C.W. Lowery   View and print as PDF.   Evolution of the church My concern for the nature of the church is not for the social justice successes or failures of past generations; my concern is for this generation—a generation adept at identifying and critiquing

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What an Urban Seminary Is Doing to Advocate Social Justice Beyond the Iron Gates

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Pittsburgh Theological Seminary One Seminarian’s Perspective By Kelly Jean Norris-Wilke   View and print as PDF.   I am standing on pavement covered in graffiti. Letters from friends and loved ones spray-painted onto the black top. Letters saying goodbye to a seventeen-year-old community member shot on this spot on a

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Maria’s Story: Detention in the Land of the Free

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Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary Seminary students visit immigrant detainees at the Hutto Detention Facility in Taylor, Texas. By Ruth Elswood   View and print as PDF.   Maria sat across from us. Her hands shook; her cheeks wet from tears. We fumbled for words of hope as we spoke with

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Say No to Prison Privatization

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National Call-in Day Wednesday, April 18, 2012 By Laura Markle Downton, UMC National Coordinator for Restorative Justice   On Wednesday, April 18, in partnership with the Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference, join with people of faith for the National Call-in Day to our state governors to say No to Prison Privatization!

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All about US

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A Poem September 13, 2011 by Ariana Salazar-Newton   The truth is it’s all about US— Our country and the white men on the American bucks. To them it is unintelligible that the borders crossed us; Still we’re the unwelcome guests, stray mutts. I think they can’t stand to look

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