From pulpits across America, sermons condemn separation of immigrant families

Source: The Washington Post


A 4-year-old Honduran girl carries a doll while walking with her immigrant mother, after both were released from detention, from a Catholic Charities relief center to a nearby bus station June 17 in McAllen, Tex. (Loren Elliott/AFP/Getty Images)

We asked religious leaders: How are you talking to your congregations about the separation of immigrant parents from their children on the U.S.-Mexico border?

Dozens told us about the sermons they delivered in their churches on Sunday, and at their synagogues this Shabbat. Many said they typically avoid politics in their preaching, but this week they felt compelled to speak out.

Here is a selection of their responses, ranging across the country and many denominations.

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