January 30, 2017
Dear Friends in Christ:
Rabbi Rick Jacobs, President of the Union for Reform Judaism, recently said that this executive order “will be remembered by history together with the Dred Scott decision and the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II as governmental actions most antithetical to American values. We will resist its implementation by any means available to us.”
To which I say, Amen. And in my judgment it is antithetical to Christian values also. I...
Lawyers working with Safe Passage Project were among those offering assistance to travelers detained at JFK airport over the weekend.
Sunday, January 29, 2017
Please pass on.
Dear friends and colleagues at the Safe Passage Project,
I am writing to you this Sunday morning, as our people gather in our churches for prayer to let you know how proud and thankful we are for your heroic actions these past few days in coming to the aid of...
Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ:
This morning in our congregations, we read the lyrical words of the ...
January 25, 2017
[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release]
A Statement from the Director, Episcopal Migration Ministries
The Rev. Canon E. Mark Stevenson
It is being widely reported that soon the President will issue an Executive Order that suspends the U.S. refugee resettlement program for a significant time, severely reduces the number of refugees who are welcomed into the United States this year, and prohibits from resettlement those who are fleeing for...
[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Presiding Bishop Michael Curry has released the following statement.
Mark 12:31: Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.
Leviticus 19:34: “The alien who resides with you shall be to you as the citizen among you; you shall love the alien as yourself, for you were aliens in the land of Egypt.”
Numbers 15:15: One ordinance shall be both for you of the...