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January 17, 2019 | by Janine Schenone

Advocacy seeks to heal and transform society through long-lasting changes. Two recent advocacy actions in California and San Diego seek to improves the lives of asylum seekers. Last month, the Episcopal Public Policy Network (EPPN) of California issued a statement calling for the compassionate care of asylum seekers and other refugees in our state. This […]

September 6, 2018 | by Katharine Jefferts Schori

Human beings and our ancestors have been migrating for millions of years, since long before we became Homo sapiens. Everyone reading this has ancestors who migrated out of Africa. The Americas were populated in repeated waves of migrants who came first from northeast Asia, either across the Bering land bridge or by small boat down […]

August 8, 2018 | by Jim Stiven

Different regulations are in place for different groups of people who seek to come to this country to escape danger. Judges with training in the evaluation of the evidence presented by each prospective newcomer are needed, to determine which regulations should apply. This becomes a problem when unusually large numbers need to be processed. There […]

June 4, 2018 | by Richard Anderson

Dean and Dona Fitzgerald (pictured above) usually worship at a Baptist Church. But one Sunday not long ago they were among those celebrating the Lord’s Day at St. Luke’s, San Diego – North Park. Some of those in the pews were South Sudanese Americans who over the years or even recently had moved to southern […]