Donald Trump's Inaugural Pastor Creates 'Safe Haven' for Immigrants
The Sacramento church of an evangelical pastor who led a prayer at Donald Trump's inauguration is offering beds for congregants who need a safe haven from immigration raids or domestic violence.
Pastors at New Season Christian Worship Center set up thirty cots in two large rooms just days after the President issued his January executive order that expanded federal deportation policy. Congregants spread the word that they were available for anyone who was afraid of the immigration policies' potential effect. Half a dozen families showed up in the past month. Most stayed just a couple of days. About half came with fears over immigration and half with fears of domestic abuse, according to church officials.
What does comprehensive immigration reform mean in Trump's America?
by Rev. Sam Rodriguez, via Univision
Since the Gang of Eight bill was first passed in the Senate in 2013 - and later stalled in the House of Representatives - it's safe to say that much has transpired both socially and politically.
Like any expression that is often used but seldom defined, what politicians and immigration advocates actually mean by Comprehensive Immigration Reform is up for interpretation, and is usually more rooted in political party and ideology rather than any agreed upon baseline policy measures.
Politically speaking, comprehensive immigration reform is perhaps the ultimate Catch 22. Do we enforce the letter of the law regarding people who have entered our country illegally, or do we compassionately assimilate undocumented peoples seeking a better life despite the laws they broke getting here in the first place? In America, the answer must be yes and yes.
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With a population of 6 million people, Nicaragua is the second poorest country in the Americas after Haiti. It has the largest youth bulge in Latin America with more than 2 million school-aged children.
Many parents have to withdraw their children from school because of a lack of jobs and financial difficulties. In the poorest families, only 6% compl
ete secondary school. Parents find it hard to spend their low income on transportation, uniforms, school supplies and books when they have difficulty affording food.
17,000 street children in Nicaragua suffer constant hunger and neglect. Most have gone to the streets to escape domestic violence and extreme poverty only to find harsh manual labor, hunger and fear.
We're intensely focused on feeding and educating 10,000 children in Nicaragua by 2017 and 50,000 by 2020.
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No One Left Behind
by the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews
"Aaron must burn fragrant incense
on the altar every morning when he tends the lamps." -
The Torah portion for this week is Tetzaveh, which means "command" or "connect," from Exodus 27:20-30:10, and the Haftorah is from Ezekiel 43:10-27.
The perfume business is a multi-billion-dollar industry that invests tremendous amounts of capital into creating the best-smelling scents. The Bible teaches us that God had His own favorite scent and He shared the ingredients with us. Yet, since the times of the Temple, no one has been able to reproduce it or replicate its beauty.
One of the duties of the priests was to burn incense in the Holy Temple every morning. This incense was called the ketoret, and it is said to have smelled more pleasing than anything else in the world. Its aroma brought joy to the soul and grandeur to the Temple. Its scent reportedly wafted through the air all the way from Jerusalem to Jericho!
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