Immigration

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October 17, 2011

Dear Member of Congress, We, the undersigned faith-based organizations and faith leaders, value the dignity of every individual regardless of citizenship and respect the rights of all people to enjoy safety and freedom. As our traditions and holy texts call upon us to welcome the stranger, our...

September 28, 2011

Bishop Henry N. Parsley Jr. of the Episcopal Diocese of Alabama said Sept. 28 that he considered "good news" a federal judge's ruling partially blocking a stringent immigration bill he believed would have interfered with church ministries.

U.S. District Judge Sharon Blackburn's Sept. 28...

August 31, 2011

As Congress prepares to return this fall, we wanted to give you an update on some of the issues that we will continue to be watching and that you can expect to see in future EPPN Alerts.

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Debt Ceiling/Budget Agreement: On August 2, Congress...

August 29, 2011

Religious leaders and other opponents of Alabama's stringent immigration law welcomed a federal judge's Aug. 29 ruling temporarily blocking the controversial measure from taking effect.

Bishop Henry N. Parsley, Jr. of the Episcopal Diocese of Alabama, along with other church leaders as...

August 17, 2011

You Can Join the DREAM Sabbath Campaign, September 16-October 9!

Stories are essential to moving people into action. Because of the power of stories to move and transcend, I want to invite you and your church to participate in the stories of DREAM Act students on a Sunday between...

August 1, 2011

Diocese of Alabama Bishop Henry N. Parsley Jr. has joined his Methodist and Roman Catholic counterparts in a federal lawsuit Aug. 1 aimed at stopping enforcement of the state's new immigration law.

Parsley; the Rev. William H. Willimon, bishop of the North Alabama Conference of the...

July 7, 2011

Family unity has been a central piece of our immigration system for more than 40 years. Even though our immigration system makes family immigration a priority, lengthy backlogs, inadequate caps and preference categories are undermining that goal. For families seeking reunification the process...

June 28, 2011

Mr. Chairman, Ranking Member Cornyn, and members of the Subcommittee,

Thank you for the opportunity to submit this testimony. We welcome this hearing on a vitally important issue affecting hundred of thousands of promising children and youth in the United States. The Episcopal Church...

June 2, 2011

The Honorable Barack Obama President of the United States 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue N.W. Washington, D.C. 20500

Dear Mr. President:

As community, religious, and faith-based organizations dedicated to serving and advocating on behalf of the Liberian community, we write to bring to...

March 14, 2011

 

The Honorable Mark Kirk United States Senate 387 Russell Senate Building Washington, DC 20510     Dear Senator Kirk,   We, the undersigned faith leaders, write to ask for your support at a challenging time for refugees and displaced populations overseas and in our local...

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