12 October 2010

House of Bishops Issues 'Theological Resource,' Pastoral Letter on Immigration

House of Bishops Issues 'Theological Resource,' Pastoral Letter on Immigration, by Mary Frances Schjonberg and Pat McCaughan (Episcopal Life Online, 21 September 2010)

Excerpt:
The House of Bishops, at the conclusion of the Sept. 16-21 meeting in Phoenix, told the Episcopal Church that the starting point for any effort towards immigration reform begins with "an obligation to advocate for every undocumented worker as already being a citizen of God's reign on earth and one for whom Christ died."

The statement came in a 17-page document titled "The Nation and the Common Good: Reflections on Immigration Reform," which is meant to be used as a theological resource on migration and immigration.

In an accompanying pastoral letter, the bishops rooted their statements in the baptismal covenant's call to respect the dignity of every human being.

Link: House of Bishops Issues 'Theological Resource,' Pastoral Letter on Immigration


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