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What really drives the immigration debate? It’s people, not politics. Join us for “Only in America” from the National Immigration Forum to hear how Americans from all walks of life and from across the political spectrum are experiencing changes in their communities as a result of immigration. Faith leaders, law enforcement officials, business owners and others speak openly about the way culture, identity and values are shaping and defining our country, and they offer a constructive way forwa ...
 
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This week, in place of our Forum conversation, we present Bishop Deon's address to the Diocese (which also served as his sermon at the Convention Eucharist). Listen for the Bishop's vision for our diocese. Join us on Sunday for Virtual Coffee hour to talk about the address, and other goings on of the Convention.…
 
In lieu of a regular, full episode this week, we hope you’ll join us live for the National Immigration Forum’s annual convening, Leading the Way, Nov. 16-19. Each day from 3-5 p.m. Eastern, we’re bringing together influential voices for critical conversations about immigration and the role of immigration in our nation’s future. Tune in to hear more…
 
The Rector explores the links between the second book of the Bible and liberation theology. Sometimes we think that Exodus is just the story of Moses leading Israel to freedom. The book is longer and richer than just this story. Join in this forum, from our ongoing series looking at themes and books of the Bible.…
 
For our special post-election episode, Ali talks to Robert P. Jones about the future of American identity, interpreting recent polling trends, and what the numbers reveal about how we can heal and build a path forward. Robert is CEO and Founder of the Public Religion Research Institute, or PRRI. He’s also the author of “White Too Long: The Legacy o…
 
The Hon. Joe Adams was elected Tuesday to the Missouri House of Representatives for the 86th district (which includes Holy Communion). He is a longtime member of the church, and a historian by training. Note: this video was recorded just hours before the announcement of the presidential election.By Holy Communion
 
This week, we’re taking a bit of a break from the relentless election news cycle. Ali chats with Nancy Jooyoun Kim, whose debut novel, The Last Story of Mina Lee, has become a New York Times and USA Today Bestseller since being published in September. They discuss immigrant experiences in the U.S. and how telling those stories can bring a powerful …
 
This Week at the forum we are highlighting a conversation in Immigration and the 2020 election. We asked a group of theologians and scholars: “why should people of faith care about immigration?” We co-hosted this series with several other institutions. Dr. Marie Griffiths, Director of the Danforth Center on Religion and politics served as moderator…
 
In the final episode of our pre-election deep dive into civic engagement, Ali hears about the experiences of two first-time voters who recently became U.S. citizens through the Forum’s New American Workforce program. Karla Garcia, a Honduran immigrant who works for the D.C. Board of Elections, talks about her father’s experience voting for the firs…
 
Ali sits down with Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, the executive producers of Little America, an Apple TV anthology series telling the immigrant stories we don’t often hear in American pop culture. They chat about the about the power of storytelling, how to create a sense of connectedness amid division, and what’s missing from conversations on…
 
In the wake of a summer of protests over the shocking deaths of Black men at the hands of racially biased police, The Rev. Marc Smith grounds the response of faith communities in Jesus' nonviolent civil disobedience. And, with a contentious national election only weeks away, he offers a way in which we might champion "the better angels of our natur…
 
This week Ali speaks to Bob Worsley, a businessman and former Republican member of the Arizona State Senate. He recently wrote a book called “The Horseshoe Virus” on polarization in politics. An active member of the LDS Church, Bob spoke about how his faith informed his civic engagement — and why advocating for commonsense immigration policies does…
 
The Rev. Marc Smith leads this "Bible 101" session on the parables. Based on the work of Bill Brosend, a scholar at Sewanee, Marc talks about the complicated nature of these stories of Jesus, and the way they can still speak to our lives today.By Holy Communion
 
This week, we're looking at how marginalized communities are leveraging their collective power this election season – even if they can’t vote themselves. By emphasizing connectedness at a time when it’s needed the most, organizers are finding new ways to engage their communities and advocate for Dreamers and other immigrants. Ali chats with Greisa …
 
We tend to think of St. Francis as that odd guy whose feast means we get to bring our animals to church for a blessing. But God depends on the odd. This St. Francis Day may God bless us with the burden of being a little odd. May God bless us that we might be a blessing to our fragile planet.By Holy Communion
 
The rector speaks with Susan Norris and Dr. Alison Nash, members of a group of our Pandemic Task Force. The vestry has unanimously adopted the recommendations of the task force not to plan for indoor in person worship until a major change happens with virus numbers. We will be continuing to make our online worship our primary worship, but also will…
 
This week Ali talks to Adamou Mohamed, an organizer and civic engagement coordinator with Church World Service. He leads their efforts working with refugee leaders on voter registration, education, and turnout. He and Ali spoke about the unique experiences and challenges refugee voters face, and the importance of building engagement across communit…
 
The Rev. Mike Angell speaks with Noah Bullock and Osvaldo Lapuente from Cristosal. They talk about the state of human rights work in El Salvador and the Central American region. We also reflect together on our shared realities, and how focusing on human rights and dignity can see us through emergency situations when governments are challenging norm…
 
Catch this preview of our upcoming series on civic engagement and how immigrants and immigration impact the 2020 election. Plus, stick around for a segment from another great podcast, “A Better Life?” from Feet in 2 Worlds, winner of multiple awards for journalism about and by immigrants. This clip features a conversation with a couple in Miami rec…
 
Pandemic, hurricanes, fires, violence. It is only natural that we ask, "Why is this happening?" No book of the Bible better addresses this question than the Book of Job. In this week's Forum video, the Rev. Laurie Anzilotti shares what Job brings to this question in today's context and offers two valuable resources for exploring the book: Stephen M…
 
Reporter Tina Vasquez tells Ali about her work as a movement journalist and her work building trust within the communities she reports on, including the Black immigrant community. Tina is a senior reporter at Prism — a BIPOC-focused media outlet whose news team is 100% led by women of color — where she leads coverage of both gender justice and work…
 
This week Ali talks to Abdi Nor Iftin, bestselling author of “Call Me American: A Memoir.” Originally from Somalia, Abdi left the dangers of his home country only to be confronted with the harsh realities of racism in the U.S. Abdi spoke to Ali about improving the visibility and accessibility of Black immigrant stories, and his advice to non-Black …
 
This week, Ali talks to Alan Cross, lead pastor at the Petaluma Valley Baptist Church in northern California and author of “When Heaven and Earth Collide: Racism, Southern Evangelicals, and the Better Way of Jesus.” Raised in Mississippi, Alan has preached in churches across the South. Alan and Ali spoke about the complicated history of the region,…
 
This week, Ali talks to Professor Karla McKanders, who directs the Immigration Practice Clinic at Vanderbilt Law School. She also teaches refugee and immigration law. She has written about the intersection of immigration and Blackness, and is releasing a children’s book on the issue soon. Professor McKanders and Ali spoke about the experiences of B…
 
The color of our skin and our immigration status dramatically affect how we move through our daily lives in this country. And these two identities, while distinct, are constantly interacting with each other. For our next series, we’re taking a critical look at the complex relationship between racial justice and immigration. We’ll start out by diggi…
 
The question makes us deeply uncomfortable. But our rector thinks that has to be the case. When you look through the lens of systemic injustice, there is no denying that the Church, that those of us who claim to follow Jesus, have contributed to and benefited from the exploitation of women and people of color.…
 
For our last week in our “How Did We Get Here?” series, we’ll see the human impact of flawed policies. Ali talks to Ainee Athar, Immigration Program Manager at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. Born in Pakistan, Ainee and her family sought protection from religious persecution. But in coming to the U.S., they faced a slew of obstacles over many years…
 
This week, Ali talks to Becky Tallent, former chief of staff to Sen. John McCain and adviser to House Speaker John Boehner, about the push for comprehensive immigration reform in 2007 and 2013. Becky is currently head of U.S. Government Relations at Dropbox and serves as Vice Chair of the Forum’s Board of Directors.…
 
This week we hear about what happened around immigration in the 1990s, and how that’s affected today’s conversations. Ali talks to Doris Meissner, a former Commissioner of the Immigration and Naturalization Service. She’s currently a Senior Fellow and Director of the U.S. Immigration Policy Program at the Migration Policy Institute.…
 
This week, we pick up where we left off and take a look at what happened in immigration between the 1960s and 1980s. Following the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965, the next major immigration reform came during the Reagan era of the 1980s, and Charles Kamasaki was a firsthand witness. He’s now a Senior Cabinet Adviser for UnidosUS, and autho…
 
This week, we take a look at what we can learn from our nation’s history around immigration reform that could help shape the future of it. Ali talks to Jia Lynn Yang, deputy national editor at the New York Times and author of One Mighty and Irresistible Tide: The Epic Struggle Over American Immigration, 1924-1965. She provides fascinating context a…
 
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