BY FREDY CABALLERO Faith drives many immigrants. Even if faith does not imply religious belief, it becomes the source of hope to help immigrants persevere and face all kinds of difficulties in the desire to better their fate in any situation. This faith builds in them a sense of understanding in life. When they have [...]
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BY CLIFF RAPP Some of God’s best friends were immigrants. Abraham, named the “friend of God” three times in the Bible, relocated to Haran and then to Canaan. Moses, who spoke with God “face to face,” fled to Midian for 40 years and finished his life wandering in the wilderness. God took on the role [...]
BY FREDY CABALLERO Culture implies a group of people existing in a given geographic space. Each culture is identified by ideas, values and perceptions. In recent decades due to socioeconomic, social-diversity and physical crises, entire cultures have migrated to the United States as a mass exodus, bringing cultural diversity to our communities. Members of some [...]
BY DAVID ROLLER AND BRUCE CROMWELL In the arguments surrounding immigration matters, a fundamental tension exists between our desire to care for all people and our respect for the state’s rights to establish laws and economic policy. This tension is augmented by the Judeo-Christian belief that all people are created in God’s image. While the [...]
BY FREDY CABELLERO When people are divided into “immigrants” and “citizens,” we may assume natural or good reasons explain the difference between those labels. But the difference and the divide are neither natural nor good. Immigrants are more likely to be exposed to a host of negative living conditions that include danger, suspicion and violence. [...]
Individuals, small groups and congregations connected on Feb. 10 to watch FMCUSA bishops interview church members who are living out their faith by serving their communities. Watch the video and read the story...
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