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For my Indonesian friends facing deportation, Matthew 14: 22-33

(from the one small church I love, Maranatha Indonesian, UCC, 18 people will be taken by October. More than 50 will be deported from Seacoast New Hampshire alone and these are certainly not the first. Some have been placed in … Continue reading

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When One Door Opens Another Door Opens — Litany for an Immigration Vigil

Today I joined with so many others in front of the Norris Cotton Federal Building in Manchester, NH in support of immigrants seeking stays of deportation, asylum and hope. There are many stories — they are American stories.What follows was … Continue reading

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Jacob’s Ladder in San Antonio

Genesis 28: 10-18 The day after the lectionary I am reading the news, reading that others were on a dangerous and deadly journey, like Jacob who was so tired he ignored the predators all around him and put his head … Continue reading

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Pity Party for the United States

Glad to be at Immigration Vigil at the Federal Building in Manchester, NH today — beautiful words, songs, prayers and silence. Thank you Eric Jackson for the Jericho Walk.I share this piece that I wrote, “Responsive Reading – Pity Party … Continue reading

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Affirmation by Undocumented Immigrants in the United States

Larry W. Trent shares this poem by Yosimar Reyes, who is a person living in the United States without legal documentation. We be people without a number fill out applications with made up digits We show up to work We be … Continue reading

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The depth of love

Larry Trent has shared this poem written by. Yosimar Reyes, a graduate of San Francisco State Univ. in creative writing and a person without documents for legal citizenship in the United States. I asked Larry whether it was safe to … Continue reading

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Las Posadas

A memory from my friend, Larry Trent: “Sorry, There Is No Room For You In The Inn” I spent this past Saturday in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico participating in the Bi-National La Posada at the Border. La Posada is the re-enactment … Continue reading

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