Jul 8, 2012
Sermon delivered on Sunday, July 8, 2012, at All Souls by Rev. Barbara Prose, Assistant Minister.
With the recent Supreme Court ruling on Arizona’s SB1070 and President Obama’s executive action on young immigrants, the national debate is intensifying.
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas’s definition of an American is, “Anyone who works hard, who’s proud of his country and wants to contribute; who’s not a burden on anyone.” Rev. Kelvin Sauls, writing for the Black Alliance for Just Immigration, states, “A human rights framework must be foundational to the development of immigration policy nationally.”
Members of our congregation have formed the All Souls Alliance for Just Immigration, or ASAJI, and are committed to continue learning about global patterns of migration, emigration, and immigration.
What is your definition of a real American? And why? Listen to this sermon and consider what it means to be an American citizen.
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