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What Immigrants and Allies Need From Each Other

In the debate over reforming U.S. immigration policy, it’s easy to turn the immigrant into an abstraction.  It’s also easy to overlook the role that religious conversion plays in the lives of their faith-based allies.  Building relationships with immigrants not only deepens understanding of the issues, but in some cases leads to religious conversion for […]

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Latina Mothers: “No!” to Violence, “Yes!” to Dialogue

  Community dialogue often gets a bad rap, conjuring images of endless words-without-action.  Yet dialogue can lead to action, especially when fueled by crisis.  In East Los Angeles, a group of Latina mothers proved that dialogue rightly enacted can be transformative even in the face of violence.   Los Angeles is the epicenter of American […]

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