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AFSC in the news

Dec 18, 2018
US Funds to Pay Palestinians to Vacate the West Bank? Israel Lobby Group Has a Plan
(MintPress News)
A lobby organization has been lobbying Congress and the White House to support a plan that would fund Palestinians leaving their land.
Dec 18, 2018
Tallahassee groups address immigrant and refugee justice
Tallahassee organizations are joining thousands across the country to speak up for immigrant rights and migrant justice.
Dec 17, 2018
International migrants day: As Trump vows to build the wall - here's how you can help people in the migrant caravan
(The Independent)
There are so many ways Americans can push back against the White House administration's hard-line policies along the US-Mexico border.
Dec 17, 2018
Boise faith leaders join peaceful protest at border, stand in solidarity with asylum seekers
(Idaho Press)
Religions leaders travel from Boise to San Diego to demand justice for migrants seeking refuge in the United States.
Dec 16, 2018
Traditional posada celebrated with restrictions at US-Mexico border
(Los Angeles Times)
The traditional Posada Without Borders was celebrated simultaneously in Tijuana and San Diego for the 25th year.
Dec 14, 2018
Indiana rally to support refugees
(Indiana Gazette)
Communities rally in Indiana in support of refugees.
Dec 14, 2018
I Witnessed the Horror of Border Militarization, and Vow to Fight It
AFSC's Brant Rosen explores the multiple intersections between systems of state violence and corporate profit.
Dec 14, 2018
Faith leaders arrested at U.S.-Mexico border explain why they went
(San Diego Union Tribune)
Faith leaders explain why they participated in the Love Knows No Borders day of action.
Dec 14, 2018
This holiday season I'm standing with immigrants
(Corpus Christi Caller-Times)
After visiting the migrant caravan, AFSC's Kerri Kennedy reflects on the importance of supporting migrants.
Dec 14, 2018
#LoveKnowsNoBorders: The privilege, people and power of nonviolent protest
(The Presbyterian Outlook)
Pastor Bruce Reyes-Chow reflects on what it meant to get arrested at the #LoveKnowsNoBorders action.
Dec 14, 2018
Maine faith leaders join hundreds in dramatic protest at nation’s southern border
(The Beacon)
A small interfaith group from Maine marched up to the razor wire at a fence on U.S.’s southern border this week, joining over 400 people of faith in a national week of action.
Dec 14, 2018
Why Dozens of Interfaith Leaders Were Arrested at the Border
AFSC's Lucy Duncan talks about why hundreds of faith leaders traveled to the border in solidarity with migrants.
Dec 13, 2018
Pentagon: NKorea slow to negotiate over US war remains
(Washington Post)
Restrictions on humanitarian activities send mixed signals to North Koreans.
Dec 13, 2018
Vigil held in Fells Point in solidarity for migrants seeking U.S. asylum
Groups across the nation held events Wednesday to stand in solidarity with migrants seeking asylum in the United States.
Dec 13, 2018
Migrant caravan draws dueling rallies in Southern California
(The Press-Enterprise)
Rallies in support of and against the thousands of Central American migrants waiting in Tijuana to cross into the United States are scheduled in North Carolina.
Dec 13, 2018
SA pastor details abrupt end to San Diego protest at U.S.-Mexico border
(ABC 12)
A San Antonio Pastor explains why he went to the border to stand with migrants.
Dec 13, 2018
Incarcerated State
(Tucson Weekly)
A big push for criminal justice reform is on the horizon at the Arizona Legislature in 2019.
Dec 12, 2018
Arizonans want criminal justice reform
(Arizona Daily Star)
AFSC's Caroline Isaacs makes the case for criminal justice reform.
Dec 12, 2018
Ferment at the frontier shows a chasm within America’s world of faith
(The Economist)
On December 10, federal authorities arrest an interfaith action calling for an end to detention and deportation.
Dec 12, 2018
Boise faith leaders take part in peaceful protest at border
A reverend from a Boise church was among 32 people who were detained by Border Patrol officers.
Dec 12, 2018
Quakers, Rabbis, Imams Protest For Migrant Rights Because ‘Love Knows No Borders’
(Huffington Post)
Monday’s interfaith demonstration at the San Diego-Tijuana border launched a week of solidarity actions across the country.
Dec 11, 2018
At least 30 faith leaders arrested in border protest
(Religion News Service)
At least 30 American clergy were taken into custody, who had come to protest the treatment of Central American asylum-seekers and to decry the militarization of the border.
Dec 11, 2018
Rabbi Arrested At Interfaith Border Protest For Migrants
A rabbi was among 32 religious leaders arrested in San Diego, California, at the U.S. border fence demonstrating in support of migrants from Central America.
Dec 11, 2018
EEUU debe proteger, no violar, los derechos humanos de los migrantes, dicen activistas
Activists call on the U.S. to protect human rights.
Dec 11, 2018
'Courageous action is necessary': 30 faith leaders arrested at border in support of asylum seekers
(Daily Kos)
People of many faiths gather at the U.S.-Mexico border in support of the right to migrate.



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