Episcopal Church bishops challenge Trump, Congress on DACA in NYTimes ad

[Episcopal News Service] Some 125 Episcopal Church bishops signed a full-page ad that ran Sept. 21 in the New York Times, imploring President Donald Trump and member of Congress not to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, the program known as DACA. “To do so would endanger the lives of thousands of young people […]

Religious leaders file Supreme Court brief against Trump travel ban

[Diocese of Washington] Six Episcopal bishops and a wide-ranging group of other Christian, Jewish, Muslim, and Sikh leaders filed an amicus brief this week in the Supreme Court case challenging President Trump’s Executive Order No. 13780, known as the travel ban. The executive order, which the faith leaders claim discriminates against Muslims on the basis of […]

El Obispo Primado y la presidente de la Cámara de Diputados sobre el DACA: ‘Estamos con los Soñadores y haremos todo que podamos para apoyarlos’

Hoy nuestros corazones están con aquellos a los que se conocen como “los soñadores”—esos jóvenes, mujeres y hombres, que fueron traídos a este país de niños, que se criaron aquí y cuya primera identidad cultural y nacional es estadounidense. Creemos que estos jóvenes son hijos de Dios y que merecen una oportunidad de vivir vidas […]

Episcopalians say Trump’s DACA decision is not the last word

From Los Angeles to Washington, D.C., activists are mobilizing to convince Congress

[Episcopal News Service] Many Episcopalians vowed to fight to preserve the federal immigration policy known as DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, and to support the 800,000 “Dreamers” it impacts, after the Trump administration announced Sept. 5 an end to the program. The administration announced that it would phase out the DACA policy, giving Congress six […]

Interfaith Leaders to President Trump and Congress: Support Dreamers, keep DACA in place

[Episcopal Diocese of Washington] In response to growing concerns about President Trump’s consideration of discontinuing the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, His Eminence Donald Cardinal Wuerl, archbishop of Washington; the Rt. Rev. Mariann Edgar Budde, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington; Rabbi M. Bruce Lustig, senior rabbi of Washington Hebrew Congregation; and […]

‘All Saints’ movie details how refugees saved struggling Episcopal church

[Episcopal News Service] After a split over theology in the 1990s, there were only 12 members of the congregation left at All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Smyrna, Tennessee, a suburb south of Nashville. The church couldn’t pay its mortgage. By 2007, the church was in danger of closing. Today, 130 to 150 parishioners attend Sunday […]

Manhattan Episcopal church and community protect, fight for Guatemalan mom

Amanda Morales and children, facing separation by deportation, granted legal review

[Episcopal News Service] Amanda Morales Guerra might be ripped from her children’s lives and returned to the violent country she fled 14 years ago. That real fear drove Morales, 33, a Guatemalan native in danger of deportation for entering and living in the United States illegally, to seek sanctuary more than a week ago at […]

Iglesia episcopal de Manhattan y su comunidad protegen a una madre guatemalteca y luchan por sus derechos

A Amanda Morales y sus hijos, que se enfrentan a la separación y la deportación, les han concedido una revisión legal

[Episcopal News Service] Amanda Morales Guerra podría ser arrancada de las vidas de sus hijos y devuelta al violento país del que huyó hace 14 años. El auténtico temor llevó a Morales, guatemalteca de 33 años en riesgo de deportación por entrar y vivir ilegalmente en Estados Unidos, a buscar santuario en la iglesia episcopal Santa […]

October training session explores ways to support and advocate for refugees

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] Episcopal Migration Ministries is offering a three-day training course, “Love God, Love Neighbor”, designed to equip Episcopalians to be advocates, allies, and ambassadors for refugees and the ministry of refugee resettlement. “Love God, Love Neighbor” will be held Tuesday – Thursday, October 10-12 at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Denver, Colorado […]

‘Summer in the City’ offers refugee youth a domestic mission field

[Episcopal News Service – Dallas, Texas] On a hot, humid Wednesday evening in late June, 18 youth set out from St. Matthew’s Cathedral in central Dallas to nearby Garrett Park, a popular spot for homeless people. They carried a cooler of Gatorade and trays of sliced watermelon. Offering a cold drink and watermelon to the […]