The Global Context
The immigrant story is deeply connected to the history of the United States. From the early days to present times, religious diversity in a large part due to immigration, has been a unique characteristic of the U.S. Now, in the world’s most religiously diverse nation, the issue of immigration has taken on an added degree of urgency. Many of the world’s religions call its members to protect the immigrant: Religions for Peace USA’s work on this issue ranges from press statements, to develop educational fora and collaboration.
Our most recent effort in this area featured Jen Smyers of Church World Service and Michael Livingston of Interfaith Worker Justice addressing immigrant worker rights and the humanitarian crisis on the Mexico – U.S. border. Check it out!