Disciples Statement Against End of TPS for Nepalese

April 26, 2018

“With timing that has painfully come the very day following the devastating earthquakes in Nepal three years ago, we stand as faith partners together with the 9,000 Nepalese, their families, and the broader community who have received word today from the Trump administration that their Temporary Protected Status has been terminated.  We call upon God’s strength to ‘spread…protection over communities’ (Psalm 5:11), as God consistently in sacred scriptures seeks to offer a shield and refuge to the vulnerable, and to be an ‘ever-present help in time of trouble’ (Ps. 46:1).  Our hearts grieve with families who now fear separation, and we will continue to call upon Congress to support legislative protections that offer security and hope to Nepali TPS holders who have contributed positively to our communities, and whose lives will be negatively affected if returned to a country without adequate infrastructure and support services.”

Rev. Sotello Long, President, Disciples Home Missions, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

See also a faith partners letter supporting TPS for Nepalese, signed onto by RIM: