Posts Tagged ‘Arizona Immigration Law’

Religion & Politics

Monday, July 12th, 2010 by JEL

Scanning NPR’s Religion & Ethics site today, I saw a number of newsworthy items where religion and public policy/politics overlap. If you’re not familiar with the stories, give them a quick looksee. Then scroll down to view the comments at the bottom of the page. There are many yawning chasms separating the populace.

Churches and Immigration

Monday, May 24th, 2010 by JEL

The Arizona immigration law is an extremely sticky one. Those who support the law cite stressed state budgets and the need to stop home break-ins and drug/gun smuggling. Those who oppose the law point out that data show that immigrants are less likely to commit crimes than legal residents. They also lean on Jesus’ words to love your neighbor. I found this video to be an interesting presentation of both sides: