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Some Christian Leaders Say Deportations Would Jeopardize Their Churches

posted on February 14, 2018

NPR’s Tom Gjelten writes, “With the number of Americans who do not attend church or identify with any organized religion increasing, immigrants are accounting for a larger share of the Christian population.” One-fourth of all U.S. Catholics and 40 percent of Eastern Orthodox Christians are immigrants. “The increased dependence on immigrants to fill U.S. church pews means that Christian leaders have a big stake in the current debate over immigration policy,” Gjelten writes. “While many cite the biblical instruction to welcome the stranger, some have a more existential concern for supporting a generous approach: Without immigrants, they fear the U.S. Christian church may not survive in its current form.”

Read at NPR