Faith Leaders Support for Asylum Seekers

October 30, 2018

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Rev. Terri Hord Owens joined other national faith leaders this morning in expressing support for asylum seekers, and urging the President to uphold protections for families and individuals seeking safety from violence.

She said, “We cannot see the movement of migrants seeking hope in this time without claiming the powerful bonds they share with the central heritage of our faith.  Like the Israelites fleeing Pharaoh in the wilderness under Moses in Exodus 13 & 14, families now also move quickly, in groups for protection against dangers, and without many resources.  

Communities now are likewise often deeply faithful, and trust the strong hand of God to lead them as they escape from unjust economic and work conditions and navigate through harsh deserts, across waters, and away from violence.  Our opportunity is to demonstrate to migrants that ‘the Lord will fight for you’ (Ex. 14:14) by offering the presence of God through welcome and healing—not punitive pushbacks—as they pursue potential protection offered through our nation’s and international asylum laws, and as we seek solutions to root causes of violence against them.”


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