Rubio Leads List for Evangelical Leaders; Many Undecided

October 29, 2015 ...

Ben Carson and John Kasich trailed Rubio — each with 12 percent. Jeb Bush received 9 percent of the votes. Other candidates — including Hillary Clinton, Ted Cruz, Mike Huckabee and Donald Trump — received an insignificant number of votes. “Rubio represents a new generation of conservative leadership to many,” said Leith Anderson, NAE president. …

Time to Welcome Immigrants and Refugees

September 18, 2015 ...

The plight of Syrian refugees trying to reach Europe, with the contrasting responses of rejection and welcome, has captured the world’s attention in recent days. We identify with the hopes and aspirations of parents seeking a safe place to raise their kids. Catholics and evangelicals who follow Jesus, who fled the persecution of Herod and …

Why is Immigration Reform Important to Your Church?

March 20, 2014 ...

Daniel Garrido Senior Pastor The Crossing Church in Colorado Springs, Colorado   Cultivating a heart for immigrants in our church has had some wonderful “side effects”: hospitality and kindness mean more (Matt. 25); diversity in the body makes the gospel more credible (Acts 11); and ultimately, relationships with the immigrants in our midst add vitality …

Welcoming the Stranger

March 20, 2014 ...

The Qadoora family sought refuge in Jordan but were denied access by guards. The family hid in a mosque near the border until the Red Cross intervened and allowed Hanan, whose due date was fast approaching, to enter Jordan. Hanan gave birth to a healthy baby boy but remained separated from her family for several …

Moving Immigration Reform Forward

March 20, 2014 ...

Last June the Senate passed an immigration reform bill on a bipartisan, 68-32 vote. In the House of Representatives, the Judiciary Committee has passed five immigration bills, with several others still in development, each addressing a particular aspect of immigration reform. These need to be brought to the House floor for debate and passage. House leadership …

Are You the People That Help Immigrants?

March 20, 2014 ...

Szmara said, “In that moment I was both humbled and convicted. I was humbled that our small church had such a reputation. Yet I was convicted that it was only very recently that I could answer ‘yes’ to the burning question of this young immigrant who came to me.” “I have lived overseas, and there …

Immigration

December 21, 2013 ...

While a nearby technical college offered ESL classes, there weren’t conversational classes available to immigrants in our community, so that is where Elmbrook Church started. Church volunteers got to know immigrants and their stories, and immigrants were able to practice their English skills. In four years, our services to immigrants have grown: We now offer …