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Getting Going Again – Welcome The Immigrant

WelcomeTheImmigrant.com was a website started by a group of churches in North Carolina that were concerned over how what they perceived was rising anti-immigrant rhetoric and sentiment in North Carolina. As such it is a good example of one kind of religious response to immigration.

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SB 145 Debate Not in Accordance with Matthew 25

Article by: Jennie Belle, Immigration and Farmworkers Director Last week, the Senate Judiciary Committee of the North Carolina General Assembly discussed SB 145, an anti-immigrant bill that would expand the 287g program, ​ thereby allowing local law enforcement to act as ICE officials and forcing​ NC university system institutions to

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Answering your Questions about Sanctuary

Article by: Aleta Payne, Deputy Executive Director President Trump’s recent executive actions impacting refugees and immigrants have faithful people increasingly interested in how they might support our sisters and brothers being impacted. Court decisions have offered a reprieve, but the administration’s determination to make many newcomers to

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Blessed not Blocked or Banned

Article by: Aleta Payne, Deputy Executive Director This Sunday’s Gospel reading was the Beatitudes, Matthew 5:1-12. Jesus says blessed nine times, but he never says blocked or banned. When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up the mountain; and after he sat down, his disciples came to

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The Threat is not from Immigrants and Refugees

Article by: Aleta Payne, Deputy Executive Director The Council has had a busy weekend. Much of the staff was helping with the Beyond Gun Violence Conference at United Church of Chapel Hill, but we also had folks at the Duke Divinity School event on embodying sanctuary. Both had been in

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