As Christ followers, we remind our President and our government that
every human being is created in the image of God, and merits being
treated with dignity.
We are committed to following the teachings of
Jesus of Nazareth regarding our treatment of all human beings,
especially the vulnerable in our society, like children, widows and
immigrants. As the leadership of the Christian Community Development
Association, we must unequivocally condemn our government’s deplorable
treatment of children and parents seeking asylum at our southern
The decision to separate young children from their parents, and to
offer no better solution to our current border crisis is cold-hearted,
inhumane and leaves us without any moral authority to condemn other
nations for their human rights violations.
As Christian leaders, we call on President Trump to stop the
separation of families at the border immediately, and we urge Congress
to do their jobs and find a solution to our nation’s immigration
With these current actions, the US government is continuing to tarnish
our claims to greatness, and demonstrating that we refuse to learn
from our historical mistreatment of Native Americans and non-white
immigrants in general, their children in particular.
As an association that works to advocate for the well-being of
individuals seeking to overcome poverty and oppression, our efforts to
rebuild and restore under-resourced communities must include both
grass-roots and holistic community development and confronting
injustice by advocating for just local and national policy on behalf
of the vulnerable.
Today, we are calling for a national day of prayer and fasting that
calls for the end of our mistreatment of our neighbors seeking asylum
at our borders;
“Remove the heavy yoke of oppression. Stop pointing your finger and
spreading vicious rumors!”
Isaiah 58:9 NLT