Submit your original first person nonfictional/true stories, i.e. a series of actions with a beginning, middle and end. Stories should connect your personal experience to the positive relationships with immigrants or refugees and have emotional and sensory appeal. Humor is great too!
Formats: Thanks to Tumblr, we can accept multiple formats of storytelling content: Text (500 – 1000 words with a photo or two), links to video shorts, narrated slideshows and audio recordings (ideally no more than 3 minutes and uploaded elsewhere online) and drawings/graphic art.
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Something at the Texas detention facility is terribly wrong, and Tony Hefner knows it. But the guards are repeatedly instructed not to speak of anything they witness. In the Rio Grande Valley, one of the most poverty-stricken areas in the United States, good jobs are scarce and the detention facility pays the best wages for a hundred miles. The guards follow orders and keep quiet. [Read more via link above]
In this interview podcasters Nick & Josh talk with Matthew Soerens & Jenny Hwang about their recent book entitled ‘Welcoming the Stranger: Justice, Compassion, & Truth in the Immigration Debate’. Matthew and Jenny speak a good deal in this interview about the way in which they perceive the Bible to speak to the core issues of immigration. Near the end of the interview, both also speak about how far they think their hermeneutic allows them to see reform go in the American debate.
Via the Ooze:
“Immigrants are more than what they can contribute to our affluence,” says Matt Soerens. Made in the image of God, they are people like you and I who demonstrate the beautiful diversity of God’s creation of humanity. ThinkFwd host, Spencer Burke, talks with Soerens in the Chicago suburb where he lives. His neighbors are a very diverse population including immigrants from Mexico, Africa, and Southeast Asia.
Soerens has co-authored a book about the church and immigration called “Welcoming the Stranger.” He says his goal with the book was not to convince anyone of a particular immigration policy but rather to look at the issue Biblically and ask—as Christians—what do we do with this complicated topic of immigrants and immigration?
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from American Apparel “Legalize LA” website
E Pluribus Unum Prizes 2009 winner: Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition
Speech by Bishop Gerald Kicanas exploring Immigration from a Border perspective. See two more videos here.
Statement from Bob Hildreth, steering committee chair of the National Immigrant Bond Fund.