Alarmed by President Donald Trump's campaign proposals to crack down on immigration and subsequent executive orders that called for barring refugees and expediting deportations, hundreds of churches, synagogues and mosques nationwide are considering the bold move to provide sanctuary to immigrants who are living in the U.S. illegally.
“The cry of the poor and the cry of the environment are not inseparable,” Cardinal Peter Turkson said during his discussion of Pope Francis’ “Laudato Si: One Care of Our Common Home” during a talk at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in northeast Fresno on Feb. 20.
The World Meeting of Popular Movements, an interfaith conference organized by the Vatican and bringing 600 grassroots social justice leaders to Modesto this week, will run from Thursday through Sunday at Central Catholic High School.
“When we see ourselves in others, we recognize that all human life is precious because all human life must end,” said one pastor during an interfaith memorial service on Valentine’s Day for Fresno homeless who have died, organized by the Bishops’ Homeless Advocacy Committee.
Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia told a radio talk show host Monday that he believes less than 25 percent of the "mainstream ... elite" media have religious faith, and expressed surprise at what he termed was their hostility toward President Donald Trump.