Tenn. Faith Leaders to Pres. Candidates: Don’t Bring Charged Immigration Rhetoric into State

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 13, 2012 NASHVILLE – Dozens of Tennessee faith leaders urged Republican presidential candidates to keep the bitter rhetoric on immigration out of the Volunteer State. Tennessee’s Republican presidential primary is March 6. The plea came Feb. … Continue reading
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ELCA bishops call state immigration laws ‘shortsighted’

ELCA NEWS SERVICE November 3, 2011 CHICAGO (ELCA) – Nearly 60 of 65 synod bishops of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) expressed their concern over new state immigration laws in Nov. 2 letters to President Barack Obama and members … Continue reading
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An Open Letter to Pastors, in Response to NumbersUSA

July 16, 2010 Dear Pastors, This week, a group called NumbersUSA sent out a message to hundreds of thousands of Americans, asking them to please contact their pastor.  The email, by the organization’s president, Roy Beck, explained that evangelical, Baptist, … Continue reading
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NAE (National Association of Evangelicals) Immigration 2009 Resolution Endorsements

Below is the list of endorsements for the NAE Immigration 2009 Resolution Denominations Assemblies of God Brethren in Christ Church of North America Church of the Nazarene Christian Reformed Church in North America Church of God (Cleveland,Tenn.) Elim Fellowship Fellowship … Continue reading
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Justice in Immigration – United Church of Christ

END MIGRANT DEATHS; SUPPORT IMMIGRANT COMMUNITIES (Resolution of Witness) RESOLUTION WHEREAS, Jesus and the scriptures give us clear instruction on how we are to treat the foreigner and neighbors in need; and WHEREAS, the Biblical heritage of the Judeo Christian tradition … Continue reading
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Southern Baptist Convention: On Immigration and the Gospel

WHEREAS, The Kingdom of God is made up of persons from every tribe, tongue, nation, and language (Revelation 7:9); and WHEREAS, Our ancestors in the faith were sojourners and aliens in the land of Egypt (Exodus 1:1-14; 1 Chronicles 16:19; … Continue reading
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Catholic Bishops’ Call for Comprehensive Immigration Reform

In a landmark pastoral letter issued by the Catholic bishops of Mexico and the United States, Strangers No Longer: Together on the Journey of Hope, the bishops acknowledge that the current immigration system is badly in need of reform and that a … Continue reading
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Statement of Bishop Robert J. Baker of Birmingham on Alabama’s Immigration Law

August 1, 2011 Dear Catholic Faithful of the Diocese of Birmingham, If someone who has worldly means sees a brother in need and refuses him compassion, how can the love of God remain in him? Children, let us love not … Continue reading
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PASTORAL STATEMENT ON IMMIGRATION BY THE CATHOLIC BISHOPS OF GEORGIA

Five years ago, we, the Catholic bishops of Georgia, issued a pastoral statement voicing our heartfelt concerns about the human suffering arising from inhumane national and state policies affecting immigrants. Since that time, the destructive climate affecting the day-to-day struggles … Continue reading
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The United Methodist Church – Call for Comprehensive Immigration Reform

When an alien lives with you in your land, do not mistreat him. The alien living with you must be treated as one of your native-born. Love him as yourself, for you were aliens in Egypt. I am the Lord … Continue reading
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Presbyterian Policy on Immigration

The Presbyterian General Assemblies began to speak out on immigration and refugee issues when the aftermath of World War II and the partitioning of Europe displaced millions of people.  This led to the 1953 PC(USA) Assembly to call for a comprehens ive … Continue reading
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National Association of Evangelicals Resolution on Immigration

The significant increase in immigration and the growing stridency of the national debate on immigration compel the National Association of Evangelicals to speak boldly and biblically to this challenging topic. The complexity of immigration issues provides an opportunity to mine Scripture for guidance. … Continue reading
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Jewish Community Relations Council Guidelines on Immigration

Historically, the American Jewish community has supported generous and rational immigration laws and policies.   That support is rooted in large measure by  the experiences of Jews seeking asylum, refuge and immigration over the course of centuries in an America that has at times closed its doors with tragic results due to antiimmigrant sentiments.   In addition, Jewish tradition, values, and the dictates of our faith make this support imperative. We look both to the teachings of our Jewish religious and ethical tradition, and to core American values relating to immigrants, for guidance on immigration reform. They call on us to ‘welcome the stranger’ and provide an effective legal immigration system characterized by rule of law, national interest and compassionate treatment. “God… shows no favor and takes no bribe, but upholds the cause of the fatherless and the widow, and loves the stranger, providing them with food and clothing. … Continue reading
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Durham Declaration on Immigration and the Church

Believing that God’s people are shaped by memory to imagine new possibilities, we refuse conformity to this world’s systems and commit ourselves to concrete practices of God’s beloved community. • We remember that our father Abraham was called to leave his … Continue reading
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The Episcopal Church

Resolved, That the 75th General Convention of the Episcopal Church receive “The Alien Among You” in the Blue Book Report of the Standing Commission on Anglican and International Peace with Justice Concerns; and, while recognizing the duty and right of a sovereign … Continue reading
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Disciples of Christ

Four Essential Principles for Immigration Reform To meet the needs of migrants and of America, meaningful reform must include four principles: • uniting families; • protecting human rights and worker rights; • ending the marginalization of the undocumented, making it … Continue reading
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Assemblies of God

Statement on Immigration The following statement was adopted by the Executive Presbytery of the Assemblies of God General Council September 20, 2006. ___________________________________________________ “It is appropriate for the borders of the United States to be secure in order for immigration … Continue reading
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