Originally Published: December 2, 2018 5:34 p.m.
With an exodus of migrants headed towards The United States we have an opportunity to challenge the ways our borders are used to separate instead of welcome. This is a moment to declare that God creates all human beings with inherent dignity. We refuse to tie anyone’s humanity to the labor they produce or their place of origin.
As families, communities and individuals make the heartbreaking decision to leave the place they call home, we recognize this is not just a political issue. This is a matter of faith. We must dare to ask the question, what does God see when those who seek asylum find armed forces, threats of violence from vigilantes and loathsome legal maneuvering instead? This exodus is framed as terror, called an invasion, but the terror is coming from our side. While white supremacy uses terror to uphold itself, we must choose radical peace.