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Migration a 'divine opportunity,' conf. speakers sayWAKE FOREST, N.C. (BP) -- This year's Reaching the Nations conference brought together more than 500 people in person and via live stream to learn and grow in how to reach refugees and immigrants in North America.
The Oct. 27-28 event at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, N.C., occurred both as a catalyst and result of "a movement starting in local churches across North America -- a genuine awakening to the amazing opportunity we have to reach the nations next door," according to the conference planning committee. Read More
Illegal immigrant teen has court-approved abortionWASHINGTON (BP) -- A legal battle over whether the Trump administration is required to facilitate an illegal-immigrant teen's abortion ended Wednesday (Oct. 25) when the American Civil Liberties Union announced she had terminated her pregnancy.
ACLU senior staff attorney Brigitte Amiri, who represents the 17-year-old, said "justice prevailed," according to an ACLU news release.
The abortion occurred less than 24 hours after the full U.S. Court of Appeals ... Read More
Abortion rights claimed by undocumented immigrantWASHINGTON (BP) -- The Trump administration is locked in a legal battle over whether it is required to facilitate an abortion for a 17-year-old illegal immigrant being held in a federally funded Texas shelter.
The administration claims it is not required to expend any resources to secure an abortion for the immigrant -- known in legal documents only as Jane Doe or J.D. -- including providing transportation to an abortion clinic. Read More
Ga. church's DACA ministry offering help, hopeMOULTRIE, Ga. (BP) -- The clock is ticking.
At the stroke of midnight on Thursday, undocumented residents who were brought to the United States as children will no longer be able to apply for deportation deferral. For the last five-and-a-half years, Georgia Baptists in Colquitt County have been working to help as many as possible -- in a state that reportedly has some 24,000 who are undocumented -- complete the paperwork which would temporarily delay them possibly being removed from their families and returned to their countries of birth. Read More
White House rescinds Dreamers program, gives Congress timeWASHINGTON (BP) -- The Trump administration announced today (Sept. 5) the repeal of a program that has protected people brought illegally to the United States as children by their parents, but it also provided a window of time for Congress to act in response.
In a morning briefing, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the revocation of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), a 2012 order by President Obama that gave relief from deportation to undocumented immigrants who arrived in this country before their 16th birthday. Obama issued the executive order after ... Read More
Moore joins call for 'solution' for childhood immigrants
WASHINGTON (BP) -- Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission President Russell Moore is among a coalition of evangelicals urging government leaders not to deport individuals brought to the United States illegally when they were children.
"It is long past time for Congress to work together to find a workable solution for our broken immigration system -- especially for the hundreds of thousands of young, undocumented immigrants who were brought to our country by their parents," Moore said according to an Aug. 30 press release from Evangelical Immigration Table (EIT), a coalition of eight evangelical organizations, including the ERLC, that attempts to address ... Read More
FIRST-PERSON: Your newly arrived refugee neighbors
Terry Sharp of the International Mission Board sets forth practical ways Christ-followers and their churches can help refugees who arrive in the U.S. with little more than they can carry. Read More
New refugees welcomed by churches poised to helpLOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- Ibrahim was clearly puzzled by the hospitality of the American Christians who had shown him such love and care during his short time in the United States.
"Why do you treat us better than our own people?" Ibrahim asked during a Thanksgiving meal last year hosted by Refuge Louisville, a ministry that equips local churches to minister to refugees. Read More
Deporting Iraqi Christians called 'death sentence'WASHINGTON (BP) -- Southern Baptist religious freedom advocate Russell Moore has joined other evangelical leaders in urging the Trump administration to stop its deportation of Christians to Iraq.
Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC), and six others asked John Kelly, secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, in a letter Monday (June 19) to end the deportations until Iraq's government can protect religious minorities. Recent reports have indicated the federal government has started the process of deporting Chaldean Christians back to their homeland, where the United States government has designated the murderous campaign of the Islamic State (also known as ISIS) as genocide. Read More
Trump's immigration orders draw diverse reactions
WASHINGTON (BP) -- President Trump's immigration policy has drawn renewed focus among Baptists, with reactions to his March 6 executive order emerging and criticism of two previous executive orders voiced by a coalition of Hispanic pastors.
Trump's March 6 executive order revoked a Jan. 27 order on immigration that proved controversial and was blocked by federal courts. The new order, which would take effect March 16, imposes a 90-day "pause" on entry to the U.S. by nationals of Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen -- eliminating Iraq from a list of seven restricted, Muslim-majority nations in the previous order. Read More