Immigration and the Borders of God’s Country

November 25, 2014

The day after President Obama signed an Executive Order protecting some immigrants in the United States from deportation, with the outcry from conservative Christians echoing loudly in the media, Esther Emery settled into her stillness, listened for the whisper of justice, and transcribed the words for all of us to read.

“Are we charged by our God to defend our wealth and our privilege? Or to give it up? And as we consider criminality, and wrongness…as we seek out injustice, where do we find it? Is it in the family that crosses the border for work, or in the hearts of Americans who reject and despise them, and form legal restrictions by which to justify our spite?”

Read the rest of the post on Esther’s blog, Church in the Canyon.

 

Lē Weaver (Marg Herder)
Lē Weaver identifies as a non-binary writer, musician, and feminist spiritual seeker. Their work draws attention to: the ongoing trauma experienced by women and LGBTQIA people in this “Christian” society; Christ/Sophia’s desire that each of us move deeper into our own practice of non-violence; and the desperate need to move away from an androcentric conception of God.

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