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  • Amy Shoemaker

How Can We Help with the Border Crisis?

Typically, in writing to you, I try to be uplifting and hopeful. I try to give you a piece of inspiration or a practical tool to support you on your spiritual journey. 

This week, I'm struggling. I am struggling to reconcile the love of God and the message of Jesus Christ with the atrocities being reported at our very own border with Mexico. I just don't understand how anyone can justify the deplorable conditions, the trauma of family separation, the pain our fellow human beings are experiencing. My struggle is not political. It is moral.

I don't like to draw attention to a problem unless I have a solution. Luckily, there are fabulous people near and far who have mobilized and organized in the name of justice. These groups have been working for justice in our Immigration system for a long time. I'm highlighting a few of them today, in case taking action can ease any struggle you might be feeling.

Locally, we can attend the MORE2 Kansas Issues Night, and join the Immigration Task Force there (even if you don't live in KS). We can follow the Advocates for Immigrant Rights and Reconciliation (AIRR) via social media and donate money to their organization. Outside of KC, we can donate to Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES) Texas. And, of course, we can use our own voices in conversations and online to help shine a light on the atrocities and encourage our friends to also get involved.

If you know of other ways, please share them to our Facebook Page, or reply to this email. If you're struggling, please let me know. You don't have to be alone in it.


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