Tag Archives: immigration justice

Mirror, Mirror: Cultural Misappropriation Bites Me in the Ass (Part II)

I know, Halloween is past, its candy on discount in the center aisle of the CVS as Christmas goodies line the shelves. All Saints/All Souls Day worship is behind us. Dia de los Muertos is laid to rest until next … Continue reading

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Reflections on Immigration as a Moral Issue

I have just returned from several weeks in Europe (lucky me, I know).  Not surprising to anyone who reads the international news or understands power dynamics of Haves and Have-Nots, concerns about fair and unfair practices regarding immigration policy and … Continue reading

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Running Deep: Arriving at Deportation Airport in Germany

Of the many signs indicating that this was Frankfurt Flughafen (airport), the one that caught my attention had been vandalized.  Instead of Frankfurt, the graffiti announced (in English) that it was Deportation Airport. Two things came to mind.  First: there … Continue reading

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On Not Knowing the Language: Interfaith Work on Immigration Justice

Love is the only reality and it is not a mere sentiment.  It is the ultimate truth that lies at the heart of creation.  Rabindranth Tagore A few months ago, I sat in a room with 35 other people.  Men, … Continue reading

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Metaphors of Mariposas

The sanctuary of this worn Catholic church looks like what I imagine the churches during the Montgomery bus boycotts looked like: families of all sizes filling the pews, smiling children, deep personal investment, loving arms swung around the shoulders of … Continue reading

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