There's been a lot of media coverage about the "unaccompanied children crisis" at the U.S./Mexico border, with misinformation and political posturing often drowning out an accurate portrayal of the causes and effects of the situation on vulnerable children and an overloaded border system. Whatever your politics, both conservative and progressive advocates for the children are united on one thing: compassionate action has to be taken on behalf of tens of thousands of vulnerable, unaccompanied children.
Two recent articles from Leadership Journal's PARSE site ground the discussion in fact-based opinion and offer a practical way forward for churches wanting to help alleviate the suffering caused by the crisis.
- "Thinking Christianly About the Unaccompanied Children Crisis," from The Evangelical Immigration Table's Matthew Blanton,
- "How Churches Can Respond to the Unaccompanied Children Crisis," from the Evangelical Immigration Table's Matthew Soerens, offers five ways for concerned churches to make a practical difference.
Leadership Journal has covered the pastoral and ministerial implications of immigration issues for some time. For two other selected reads on this issue for leaders, be sure to catch:
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