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Commentary: Collective Responsibility

Thousands of migrant families have been separated and children put into cages and funneled into detention centers, tents in the sweltering desert or foster care thousands of miles away from parents. We now know the death toll in Puerto Rico is estimated at nearly 5,000 people. Flint still does not …

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UCC Tucson pastor: Protest policies, protect people

I have been an advocate and ally for immigrant rights for years and believe our immigration system and policies are a travesty. But Southwest Key Detention Center for minors in Tucson is NOT the football field sized holding warehouse where kids sleep on the floor in cages with Mylar blankets. Southwest …

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UCC leaders: Keep Families Together!

Condemning the unconscionable assertion that migrant children should be separated from their parents because of ‘orderly and lawful processes that protect the weak and lawful,’ — a Biblical statement used to justify U.S. immigration policies — United Church of Christ National Leadership has issued this pastoral letter, urging the people …

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Migrant families at border have nowhere to go

The Rev. Randy Mayer made the familiar trip to the Comedor near the Mexico/US border last week. The pastor of Church of the Good Shepherd, UCC in Sahuarita, Ariz., and his congregants are among church volunteers at the Comedor, a small hillside compound where Jesuits, Sisters of the Holy Eucharist, …

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