“Even in naming evil, we’re to be guided by love for the suffering and those who cause suffering.”
Kent Annan, senior fellow of the Humanitarian Disaster Institute, from “Words Still Matter,” Sojourners, May 21, 2018.
“The gospel revolutionizes our attitude toward those who harm. Not only do we treat others differently because of our own experience of God’s mercy and grace, but he has called us to be part of the restoration process.”
Dr. Karen Swanson, Director of the Institute for Prison Ministries, from “God is Not a God of Second Chances: The Church & Formerly Incarcerated Persons,” Christianity Today, April 2, 2018.
“Severing family bonds through deportation should be resisted because it causes incredibly deep pain and trauma to the parents and their children, but even more significantly, because it strikes against the core of the meaning of our life as humans in God’s world. Families matter.”
Dr. M. Daniel Carroll R., Blanchard Professor of Old Testament, from “Family Matters in the Deportation Discussion: A Theological Orientation,” Public Justice Review, Vol. 8, 2018.