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Faith and Immigration

How Overly Broad Religious Exemptions Are Putting Children at Risk of Sexual Abuse

beds in detention centerReligious exemptions in federal guidelines to address sexual abuse of children undermine their efficacy.

by Sharita Gruberg, Carolyn Davis, Victor Lopez | Thursday, May 12, 2016

Voting with Values That Work for All

Pope FrancisConservatives who profess faith, family, and values should follow Pope Francis’ lead and support principles that actually reflect the nation’s shared values.

by Lauren Kokum | Tuesday, October 13, 2015

15 Faith Leaders to Watch in 2015

Chicago Archbishop Blase CupichReligious leaders and faith-based activists are poised to make significant progress on a range of social justice issues this year.

by Claire Markham and Lauren Kokum | Thursday, January 22, 2015

Repairing Christianity’s Damaged Brand

Simone CampbellAfter four decades, the Religious Right is losing its grip, and a generous, justice-minded Christianity is gaining public attention and support.

by Sally Steenland | Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Pressing on for Immigration Reform

Immigrants and allies are rallying, fasting, marching, and lobbying for immigration reform legislation with a path to citizenship.

by Sally Steenland | Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Where’s the Debate on Immigration Reform?

Prayer demonstrationAn overwhelming number of business, labor, faith, and civic groups, as well as a strong majority of the American public, a supermajority in the Senate, and a bipartisan majority in the House, all support immigration reform.

by Sally Steenland | Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Purity Police Miss the Point

Shortsighted efforts by self-appointed conservative watchdogs are endangering faith-based social-justice programs.

by Sally Steenland | Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Welcoming the Newcomer: How Faith Groups Are Rallying the Religious Behind Immigration Reform

Immigration reform activistsReligious institutions and faith-based activists continue to be influential forces behind the push for sensible immigration legislation.

by Jack Jenkins | Monday, March 25, 2013

Lessons from Our Past Should Light the Path of Immigration Reform

Former Secretary of State Madeleine AlbrightU.S. history provides both shining examples and stark warnings as we debate over whether to grant citizenship to this country’s 11 million undocumented immigrants.

by Sally Steenland | Wednesday, February 13, 2013

5 Reasons People of Faith Should Care About Citizenship for Undocumented Immigrants

Joe GarciaPeople of faith can add a unique perspective to the fight for immigration reform with a pathway to citizenship.

by Jack Jenkins and Eleni Towns | Friday, February 8, 2013


Selma to Montgomery voting rights marchToday’s faith leaders are calling upon the nation to enact comprehensive immigration reform that reflects our nation’s core values of treasuring human dignity, honoring family, and caring for our neighbor.

by Eleni Towns | Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Strengthening Our Diversity

Muslim-American immigrants' work with other immigrant groups and communities will make our country stronger and more diverse, write Eleni Towns and Philippe Nassif.

by Eleni Towns and Philippe Nassif | Thursday, February 17, 2011

For You Were Aliens in the Land of Egypt

People of many faith traditions are pushing for comprehensive reform because it’s rooted in their spiritual beliefs, write Marta Cook and Ann Garcia.

by Marta Cook and Ann Garcia | Thursday, April 1, 2010

Faith Leaders Push for Immigration Reform

Faith leaders at a CAP event encourage people to think of the moral imperative underlying the immigration reform debate.

| Friday, September 25, 2009

Interactive Map: Faith Groups Rally Around Immigration Reform

cursor icon Interactive Interactive map shows how faith groups across the country are promoting greater awareness on the need for comprehensive immigration reform.

| Tuesday, September 22, 2009