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Office of Social Justice News | July 2019

What Does the Bible Say About Immigration?

When it comes to divisive issues like immigration, how do we think about them as Christians? In this video, OSJ’s Rev. Kate Kooyman shares themes from the Bible that can help us think faithfully about immigration. Scripture is not a textbook for politics, but it can and should inform the way we engage with politics — especially on issues that impact human lives.  

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IMMIGRATION — U.S.

There are Three Crises at the Border: Keeping it Straight

There are (at least) three crises at the Border right now. As advocates, we must know how to speak clearly and effectively about each one.

IMMIGRATION — CANADA

Immigration is our Story

isten to Henry Kipper's story, told by two of his great-granddaughters. He immigrated with his family from the Netherlands to Edmonton, Alberta in the early 1900s. Watch his video here. to remember where many of us came from and to connect us with the identities and experiences of immigrants today.

CLIMATE CHANGE

Meet with your Member of Congress this August!

This August, the House of Representatives and Senate will be recess and available for meetings from August 3rd to September 8th. The Climate Witness Project is mobilizing to organize legislative meetings to let our Members of Congress know that in addition to all the work we're doing in our communities, we need them to support policies that will curb the climate crisis. Would you like to join your fellow advocates for a legislative meeting? Contact Cameron at ckritikos@crcna.org and you’ll get connected to your regional organizer and equipped to advocate!

RESTORATIVE JUSTICE

Religious Persecution

As Protests Continue in Hong Kong, Christians Witness for Peace and Justice — Last month, more than 2 million residents of Hong Kong took to the streets in protest of legislation that would threaten their democratic rights and legal protections. Christians have been at the forefront of this movement, repeatedly singing praises to the Lord throughout their demonstrations. Please continue to pray for peace and justice in Hong Kong using our Do Justice prayer.

MIDDLE EAST PEACE

Advocacy in Washington, DC with Churches for Middle East Peace

As part of a summit celebrating 35 years of advocacy with Churches for Middle East Peace, members of the OSJ team advocated for the rights of Palestinian refugees and children with members of congress in Washington D.C. last month. The CRCNA has partnered with CMEP on Middle East peace for more than a decade — learn more about them here.

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