Guatemalan woman facing deportation receives sanctuary at North Carolina Episcopal church

[Episcopal News Service] An Episcopal church in North Carolina is sheltering a Guatemalan woman as she defies federal orders to leave the country after failing to receive a stay of her deportation. The Guatemalan woman, Juana Luz Tobar Ortega, first came to the United States in the mid-1990s to escape violence in her home country, […]

Iglesia episcopal de Carolina del Norte le ofrece santuario a mujer guatemalteca amenazada de deportación

[Episcopal News Service] Una iglesia episcopal de Carolina del Norte alberga a una mujer guatemalteca mientras resiste los mandatos federales de abandonar el país luego que no lograra obtener una suspensión de su deportación. La guatemalteca, Juana Luz Tobar Ortega, llegó por primera vez a Estados Unidos a mediados de la década del 90 para […]

200 Texas religious leaders condemn anti-immigrant legislation

[Church World Service] On May 8, 200 Texas religious leaders sent a letter to Gov. Greg Abbott, condemning signing into law SB4, notably the harshest anti-immigrant bill to be passed by a state legislature. This legislation will force state, local, and campus police to serve as immigration enforcement officers and mandate that they detain and hold […]

Bishops file briefs on behalf of immigrants, refugees

[Episcopal News Service] Editor’s note: This post has been updated to include links to both briefs and the names of additional bishops who signed onto either one or both of the briefs.   Attorneys representing Episcopal bishops filed two friend-of-the-court briefs in support of immigrants and refugees, and in affirmation of two U.S. district court rulings, […]

Faith-based refugee assistance, resettlement work focus of UN panel

[Episcopal News Service] The American spirit of volunteerism, particularly it’s interfaith nature, is something that impressed Abdul Saboor when he first came to the United States as a refugee from Afghanistan, where he worked with the U.S. military in its operations there. “The community is willing to help people in need,” he said during a […]

Panel de la ONU aborda la ayuda a refugiados y su reasentamiento mediante la labor de agencias de carácter religioso

[Episcopal News Service] El espíritu del voluntariado norteamericano, particularmente su naturaleza interreligiosa, es algo que impresionó a Abdul Saboor cuando vino por primera vez a Estados Unidos como refugiado de Afganistán, donde había trabajado con militares estadounidenses que operaban en ese país. “La comunidad está dispuesta a ayudar a las personas necesitadas”, dijo él durante una […]

Une table ronde à l’ONU sur l’aide des organisations religieuses à la réinstallation des réfugiés

[Episcopal News Service] L’esprit américain de bénévolat, particulièrement de nature interconfessionnelle, est quelque chose qui a impressionné Abdul Saboor lorsqu’il est arrivé aux États-Unis en tant que réfugié d’Afghanistan où il travaillait avec les forces armées des États-Unis pour leurs opérations dans le pays. « La communauté est disposée à aider les gens dans le besoin », a-t-il […]

‘Called to the Wall’ to support immigrants

[Diocese of San Diego] Some traveled from Los Angeles and Orange County. Others from San Diego and Mexico joined in. Everyone who felt “called to the wall” by the Episcopal dioceses of Los Angeles and San Diego and the Anglican Diocese of Western Mexico, met in the afternoon of April 1, at the parking lot […]

Episcopal churches issue statement ‘of shared values about immigration and refugees’; encourage others to sign

[Church of the Heavenly Rest] Episcopal clergy are invited to sign a statement “of shared values about immigration and refugees.” More than 50 clergy members have signed as of March 15. Perfect Love Casts Out Fear A Statement of Shared Values about Immigration & Refugees Scripture and tradition call us to welcome the immigrant and the […]

Immigration forum at Houston cathedral addresses immigrant concerns

[Episcopal Diocese of Texas] In an effort to educate and assist the immigrant community of Houston, Christ Church Cathedral held an immigration forum with attorneys and community leaders to inform immigrants of their rights and to discuss the Trump administration’s new focus on deportations. The forum was hosted by the Rev. Simón Bautista, canon missioner […]