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    Interfaith Leaders Tell the Prez: We Want 95,000 Refugees!

    Interfaith Leaders Tell the Prez: We Want 95,000 Refugees!



    09/09/2020 ~ ANN CORCORAN


    And, when do we want them—NOW! Or, to be exact beginning in 22 days!









    The Obama/Biden administration never came near to admitting the “historic norm” of 95,000 refugees in one year, but the religious left never attacked them for it and the mainstream media was mum about it. Biden says he wants 125,000 in his first year.As part of the on-going campaign to pressure the President to open our gates wide to more third world poverty, hundreds of “faith leaders” signed a letter last week urging the President to return to “historic norms” of resettlement even as they know he won’t. (For more posts on this year’s Presidential Determination see tag FY2021.)

    The letter and its release is just one more PR stunt by the hard ‘religious’ leftists in the run-up to the November election.

    (By the way, even the great and glorious Obama never came near to admitting 95,000 refugees in one year! See the chart in this post.)

    They say that Trump is preventing them from fulfilling their spiritual practice.

    But, I want to know if America has run out of poor and suffering people who could really use their support!

    And, who is stopping them from going to other parts of the world and helping the poor where they live, in their own cultural zones.

    Here is a portion of the letter sent to the President last week.

    And, I have posted all of the names who have signed it so you might see if you know anyone on the (political) religious Left in your community. (Three resettlement contractor/political agitator ringleaders are in red.)


    September 2, 2020
    President Donald J. Trump
    1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW
    Washington, D.C. 20500

    Dear President Trump and Members of Congress,

    As 471 religious leaders and 135 faith-based organizations across traditions, we write to express our deep support for welcoming refugees and restoring the refugee resettlement program to historic norms of 95,000. In the last three years, the administration has cut refugee resettlement by more than 80%, from the historic average goal of 95,000 to just 18,000 – an all-time low.

    We urge the administration to restore the refugee resettlement program to historic norms and commit to resettling 95,000 refugees in FY21 (the historic average).

    We are called by our sacred texts and faith principles to love our neighbor [Yeh, foreign neighbors, because loving Americans is not cool!—ed], accompany the vulnerable, and welcome the sojourner.

    Our congregations, synagogues, and mosques have historically played key roles in assisting refugees with housing, language, employment, and social supports necessary for rapid and effective resettlement into U.S. communities. Yet, our commitment to offer refuge from violence and persecution requires our government to demonstrate the moral leadership upon which our nation was founded.

    At no other time has our moral responsibility to uphold these principles been greater.

    War, conflict, and persecution have forced millions to leave their homes, creating more refugees than at any other time in history. There are 79.5 million displaced persons worldwide, including more than 29 million refugees, over half of whom are children.

    The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) reports that global resettlement needs have doubled in recent years reaching over 1.44 million refugees in 2020. We grieve for the refugees who now face increasingly dismal chances at finding safety and who are affected by COVID-19, as well as refugee families still waiting to be reunited.

    The reduction in national partners translates to a loss of capacity, expertise, and opportunity, and it prevents Americans of faith from fulfilling part of their spiritual practice.

    We urge the administration to reverse course and to commit to resettling 95,000 refugees in FY21. Our collective scriptural mandate and our nation’s history and capabilities as a world leader demand no less.

    Sincerely,

    Faith Organizations

    ADL (Anti-Defamation League)
    All Saints Church
    Alliance of Baptists
    Ascentria Care Alliance
    Beit Ahavah Reform Synagogue of Greater Northampton
    Benedictine Sisters of Erie
    Bethany Christian Services
    Bethany Church
    Border Perspective
    CAIR-Ohio
    Caminando Juntos – Presentation Sisters Hispanic Ministry Center
    Catholic Charities of Los Angeles
    Chobo-Ji Zen Practice Center
    Christ the Servant Justice Seekers
    Christian Community Development Association
    Christian Reformed Church Office of Social Justice
    Church World Service
    Church World Service Harrisonburg
    CIJPIC VEDRUNA
    Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach
    Conference of Presentation Sisters
    Congregation of Our Lady of the Good Shepherd, U.S. Provinces
    Congregation of Sisters of IHM, Scranton
    Congregation of St. Joseph
    DC-MD Justice For Our Neighbors
    Disciples Center for Public Witness (Disciples of Christ)
    Disciples Refugee & Immigration Ministries
    Dominican Sisters
    Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa
    ELCA
    Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta
    Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
    Faith Action Network – Washington State
    Faith Communities Organizing for Sanctuary
    Faith Lutheran Church Immigration Justice Group
    First Community Church
    First United Methodist Church of Seattle
    Franciscan Sisters of the Poor
    Franklin Federated Church
    Fresno Interdenominational Refugee Ministries
    Friends Committee on National Legislation (Quakers)
    Georgia Interfaith Public Policy Center
    HIAS
    Holy Spirit Lutheran Church
    Holy Spirit Lutheran Church Refugee Resettlement Committee
    Holy Spirit Missionary Sisters – USA – JPIC
    HOPE for All: Helping Others Prosper Economically
    Iglesia La Luz en el Barrio
    IHM Sisters Leadership Council
    InnerCHANGE
    Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary
    Insure Our Future
    Interfaith Movement for Immigrant Justice
    Interfaith Refugee & Immigration Service
    Islamic Relief USA
    J Street
    J4R Church
    Jesuit Refugee Service/USA
    Jesus 4 Revolutionaries, M25
    Jewish Federations of North America
    Jewish Women International
    Justice, Peace and Reconciliation Commission, Priests of the Sacred Heart, US Province
    Kadima Reconstructionist Community
    Kansas Interfaith Action
    Keystone Congregational Church
    Leadership Conference of Women Religious
    Leadership Team of Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN
    Lutheran Advocacy – Minnesota
    Lutheran Advocacy Ministry – Pennsylvania
    Lutheran Advocacy Ministry – Colorado
    Lutheran Advocacy Ministry – New Mexico
    Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service
    Lutheran Social Services of the National Capital Area
    Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns
    Member of St. Leo’s Catholic Church
    Minnesota Council of Churches
    Missio Alliance
    Mission and Justice Commission of St. John’s Presbyterian Church
    Moravian Church Northern Province
    Multifaith Alliance for Syrian Refugees
    National Advocacy Center of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd
    National Council of Churches
    National Council of Jewish Women
    National Council of Jewish Women, Greater Long Beach & West Orange County
    Neighborhood Ministries
    NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice
    Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies
    NHCUCC Immigrant and Refugee Support Group
    North Carolina Council of Churches
    Northminster Presbyterian Church
    Northwestern Minnesota Synod ELCA
    Our Lady of Victory Missionary Sisters
    Pax Christi USA
    Pennsylvania Council of Churches
    Presbyterian Office of Public Witness
    Purchase Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends
    Reformed Church of Highland Park
    Saint Mark’s Cathedral
    School Sisters of Notre Dame – Central Pacific Province
    Shalom United Church of Christ
    Sister, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
    Sisters of Charity of Nazareth Congregational Leadership
    Sisters of Charity of New York
    Sisters of Charity, BVM
    Sisters of Mercy of the Americas – Justice Team
    Sisters of Providence
    Sisters of Social Service
    Sisters of St. Joseph
    Sisters of St. Francis, Sylvania Ohio
    Sisters of St. Joseph of Baden, PA
    Sisters of St. Joseph of Rochester
    Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield
    Sisters of the Presentation
    Sojourners
    Springfield Dominican Justice, Peace, and Integrity of Creation Committee
    St. Louis Inter-Faith Committee on Latin America (IFCLA)
    St. Louise Catholic Community
    St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church
    St. Matthew Trinity Lunchtime Ministry
    Stephen Ministry
    T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights
    The Episcopal Church
    The Swedenborgian Church
    Third Way Church
    Together for Hope Louisiana
    UniLu
    Union for Reform Judaism
    Unitarian Universalist Service Committee
    United Church of Christ
    United Methodist Church
    University Lutheran Church
    Upper Dublin Lutheran Church
    Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy
    Welcome Table Christian Church (DoC)
    West Virginia Council of Churches
    Wind of the Spirit Immigrant Resource Center

    Faith Leaders:
    National
    Deacon Melanie Johnson, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
    Rev. Dr. Ken Brooker Langston, Disciples Center for Public Witness
    Secretary Karen Nielsen Conger, The Swedenborgian Church
    Dharma Teacher Kaira Lingo, Order of Interbeing
    Executive Director Justin Rabbach, Moravian Board of World Mission
    CEO Sheila Katz, National Council of Jewish Women
    Rev. Terrence Moran, Office of Peace, Justice, and Ecological Integrity, Sisters of Charity of Saint
    Elizabeth
    Rev. Melodie Long, PCUSA
    Mr. Jonathan Boyne, Universalist
    Sr. Lisa Stallings, Sisters of Providence
    Rabbi Rachel Kahn-Troster, T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights
    Sister Eileen Gannon, OP, Dominican Sisters of Sparkill
    Sr. Beverly Heitke, Sisters of the Divine Savior
    Brother Michael Gosch, Clerics of St. Viator (Viatorians)
    SSND Anna Marie Reha, School Sisters of Notre Dame
    Sister Rita Heywood, Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur USA
    Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner, Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism
    Sr. LaDonna Manternach, Sisters of Charity, BVM
    Sr. Carol Zinn, SSJ, Leadership Conference of Women Religious
    Sr. Veronique Wiedower, Sisters of the Holy Cross
    Sister Ruth Battaglia, Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation Office, Congregation of Sisters of St. Agnes
    Rabbi Salem Pearce, T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights
    Sister Dominica Lo Bianco, OSF, Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia
    Past President Carol Blythe, Alliance of Baptists
    Rev. Dr. Wendy Hunter Roberts, Spirit Without Walls
    Rev. Reggie Smith, Christian Reformed Church Office of Social Justice
    Rev. Dr. Sharon Stanley-Rea, Disciples Refugee & Immigration Ministries
    Sr. Peggy Kenny, Holy Spirit Sisters
    Sr. Rose Therese Nolta, SSpS, Holy Spirit Missionary Sisters, USA-JPIC
    Executive Director Pablo DeJesus, Unitarian Universalists for Social Justice
    Pastor Colin Watson, Christian Reformed Church in North America



    Arizona

    Elder Cassandra Fraley, Presbyterian Church (USA)
    Rev. Kenneth Kennon, The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
    Bishop Elias Galvan, United Methodist
    Elder Ellen Vellenga, PCUSA
    Mrs. Jo Vredenburg, Desert Palm UCC, Tempe, AZ
    Rev Dr Randy Mayer, The Good Shepherd United Church of Christ
    Ms. Becky Klein, Desert Palm United Church of Christ
    Rev. Tom Martinez, Desert Palm UCC
    Imam Ahmad Shqeirat
    Rev. Christiane Heyde, Unitarian Universalist
    The Rev. Dr. Eric Ledermann, University Presbyterian Church (PCUSA)
    Ms. Rosalina Baldonado, Immaculate Heart Community
    The Rev Dr. James W Ewing, PhD Jamed Ewing, Desert Palm UCC
    Dr. Kit Danley, Neighborhood Ministries
    Rev. Ailsa Guardiola Gonzalelz, First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Tucson AZ
    Rabbi Dean Shapiro, Temple Emanuel of Tempe


    Arkansas

    Co-President Sharon Berman, Temple Shalom of Northwest Arkansas
    Co-President Toby Klein, Temple Shalom of Northwest Arkansas
    Rev. Dr. Clint Schnekloth, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
    Spiritual Director John Ray, The Abide Collective
    Rev. Mark Snodgrass, Bentonville Community Church of the Nazarene
    Dr. Alan Johnson, Rogers First Church of the Nazarene
    Pastor Jarod Ring, Keypoint Church


    California

    Rev. Dr. Elizabeth Via, RCWP Bishop
    Rev. Diane Mettam, United Methodist Church
    Rev Margaret Decker, Trinity Episcopal Church
    Rev. Mary Will, United Methodist Church
    Rev. Sandie Richards, First United Methodist Church of San Fernando
    Rev. Beverly Brewster, Sleepy Hollow Presbyterian Church
    Dr. Charlene Jin Lee, Presbyterian Church U.S.A.
    Rev. David Mosgofian Koeker, Summerland Presbyterian Church
    Rev. Emily Lin, Twin Towers United Methodist Church
    Ms. Marian Cruz, Journey for Justice
    Dr. David A. Smith, Irvine UCC
    Rev. Dr. Eileen Altman, First Congregational Church of Palo Alto, UCC
    Rev. Marilyn Chilcote, Beacon Presbyterian Fellowship
    Rev. Robert McKenzie
    Reverend Toni Stuart, St. Michael’s University Church
    Sister Patricia Reinhart, Sisters of the Presentation, San Francisco
    Rev. Allan B. Jones, United Methodist Church
    Sister Jayne Helmlinger, CSJ, Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange
    Rev. David Watermulder, Presbyterian Church of Los Gatos
    Sr. Jean Schafer, S.A.V.E. Advocacy
    Sr. Sheila Novak, S.A.V.E. Advocacy
    Rev. Joellynn Monahan, theSpiralWay.org
    Sister Catherine Burke, San Miguel Parish
    Sr. Julie Kubasak, Daughters of Charity
    Rev. Dr. Matthew Colwell, Knox Presbyterian Church
    Rev. Marsha Harris, Central Lutheran Church-ELCA
    Rev. Deacon Catherine Wagar, Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles
    Rev Joe Roos, Peace Mennonite Fellowship
    The Rev. Joanne Leslie, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church
    Rev. Frank Alton, St. Athanasius Episcopal Church
    The Rt. Rev. Diane Jardine Bruce, Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles
    Elder Glenda Pawsey, St.John’s Presbyterian Church, Berkeley, CA
    Fr. Richard Estrada, Church of the Epiphany
    The Rt. Rev. John Taylor, Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles
    Rev. Canon Jaime Edwards-Acton, St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church
    Reverend Canon Susan Russell, All Saints Church, Pasadena
    Rev Guy Leemhuis, Holy Faith Episcopal Church
    The Rev Thomas Carey, Church of the Epiphany
    Rev. Mike Kinman, All Saints Episcopal Church
    Pastor JC Arce, Iglesia del Pacto
    Rev. Paul Elder, St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church
    Rev. Dr. Robert & Erica Romero, J4R Church
    Deacon Nathanael Bacon, San Francisco RC Archdiocese/ INNERCHANGE
    Rabbi Jonathan Klein, HOPE for All: Helping Others Prosper Economically
    Rabbi Suzanne Singer, Temple Beth El
    Rev. Donald Smith, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
    Ms. Christine Barker, Fresno Interdenominational Refugee Ministries
    Rev. Simon Biasell, Presbytery of San Joaquin
    Rabbi Greg Wolfe, Congregation Bet Haverim
    Rabbi Nancy Myers, Temple Beth David


    Colorado

    Rev Aaron Strietzel, Non-denominational
    Rev. Gregory Garland, United Church of Broomfield
    Mark Meeks, Capitol Heights Presbyteian Church
    Rev. Gary Weaver, First Presbyterian
    Rev Bonita Bock, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
    Rev. Dr. Robert Moss, Lutheran Church of the Master


    Connecticut

    Reverend Carla Dietz, First Congregational Church of Greenwich
    The Rev. Shannan Vance-Ocampo, Presbytery of Southern New England
    Rabbi Jordie Gerson, Greenwich Reform Synagogue

    Delaware
    Sister Ruth O’Connor, Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia

    Florida

    Rev Margaret E Howland, Presbytery of Hudson River
    Rev. Dr. Hiram Irizarry, UCC Minister, Ret
    Rabbi Jason Rosenberg, Congregation Beth Am


    Georgia

    Mr. Hilton Austin Jr, ELCA Southeastern Synod Advocacy
    Ms. Marty Nelson, Catholic Church
    Rev. Joyce Myers-Brown, Central Congregational United Church of Christ
    Lay Leader Dorothy Foster, Nacoochee Presbyterian Church


    Illinois

    Rev. Jeremiah Thompson, Malta United Methodist Church
    Rev. Larry Dunlap-Berg, United Methodist Church – Northern Illinois Conference
    Rev. Dr. Linda Eastwood, McCormick Theological Seminary
    Rev Kurt Simon, Presbyterian Church USA
    Pastor Jeffrey Phillips, United Church of Christ
    Sister Mary Carr, Dominican Sisters
    Sister Marilyn Kofler, Sisters of Providence
    Sister Marcelline Koch, Dominican Sisters, Springfield, IL
    The Erica & Harry John Family Professor of Catholic Theological Ethics Dawn M. Nothwehr, OSF, Ph.D.,
    Rochester Minnesota Franciscans
    Sister Anita Cleary, Dominican Sister of Springfield Illinois
    Ms. Anne Hilofsky, Springfield Dominican Associate
    Sr. Kathlyn Mulcahy, OP, Dominican Sisters of Springfield
    Sister Mary Clare Fichtner, Dominicans of Springfield, IL
    Sister Teresina Grasso, Sisters of Providence
    Sister Barbara Sheehan, Sisters of Providence
    Sister Jane Beckman, Dominican
    Father John Peeters, Saint Patrick Parish
    Rev. Donald A. Riemer, St John United Church of Christ
    Rev. Charles Bolser, Clerics of Saint Viator
    Brother John Eustice, Clerics of St. Viator
    Sister Jean Okroi, Illinois Women Religious against Human Trafficking
    Sister Kathleen Ryan, OP, Dominican Literacy Center, Aurora
    Sr. Lori Kirchman, Dominican Sisters of Springfield, IL
    Rev. Dr. Nayoung Ha, HANA Center
    Rabbi Isaac Serotta, Makom Solel Lakeside


    Indiana

    Rev. Sarah Nowak, Pleasant View Lutheran Church, ELCA
    Sr. Ginger Downey, Our Lady of Victory Missionary Sisters
    Sister Mary Beth Klingel, Sisters of Providence
    Sister Marjorie White, Sisters of St. Joseph TOSF
    Congregational Minister Christa Franzer, Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg
    Sr Barbara Battista SP, Sisters of Providence
    SP Ann Casper, Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-Woods, IN
    Sister Mary Montgomery, Sisters of Providence
    Sister Beth Wright, Sisters of Providence Saint Mary-of-the-Woods Indiana
    Ms. Karen Sagraves, Central Christ Church
    Gloria Memering, Sisters of Providence
    Sister Mary Mundy, Sisters of Providence of St. Mary of the Woods, IN
    Sister Mary C Duffy, Sisters of Providence of St. Mary of the Woods, IN
    Sister Connie Kramer, SP, Sisters of Providence
    Roman Catholic Jean Kenny, Sisters of Providence – Saint Mary of the Woods
    Claire Hanson Claire Hanson, Sisters of Providence
    Sister Rebecca Keller, Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary of the Woods, IN
    Sister Donna Butler, Sisters of Providence
    Sister Barbara Ann Bluntzer, SP, Sisters of Providence, St. Mary-of-the-Woods
    Sr. Emily TeKolste, Sisters of Providence of St. Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana
    Sister Maureen Abbott, Sisters of Providence of St. Mary-of-the-Woods
    SP Sister Martha Wessel, Sisters of Providence
    Sr. Marsha Speth, Sisters of Providence
    Dr. Rosemary Nudd, Sisters of Providence
    Mrs. Jeanne Frost, Central Christian Church, Disciples of Christ
    Sister Cathleen Campbell, Sp, Sisters of Providence
    Sister Carole Kimes, Sisters of Providence St Mary of the Woods
    Sister Barbara Reder, Sisters of Providence
    Sr. Jeanette Hagelskamp, Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN
    Sister Denise Wilkinson, Sisters of Providence of St. Mary of the Woods
    Sister Rita Clare Gerardot Rita Gerardot, Sisters of Providence, St. Mary-of-the-Woods, IN
    Providence Associate Amy Miranda, Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods


    Iowa

    Rev. and Ms Jim and Barbara Dale, First United Methodist Church
    Reverend Eugene C Kutsch, Catholic Archdiocese of Dubuque, IA
    Sister Richelle Friedman, Sisters of the Presentation
    Sister Mary McCauley, Crossing Borders – Dubuque
    Sister Maura McCarthy, Sisters of the Presentation
    Sister Nancy Miller, Sisters of St. Francis of Dubuque
    Sister Joy Peterson, Sisters of the Presentations
    Sister Rita Menart, Sisters of the Presentation


    Kansas

    Elder Ken Grenz, Great Plains UMC, Retired
    Rev Laurie Anderson, IJAM-Immigrant Justice Advocacy Movement
    Sister Therese Bangert, Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth


    Kentucky

    Student Will Compton, Vanderbilt Divinity School
    Sister Janice Downs, Sisters of Charity of Nazareth
    Sister Carolyn Wilson, Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, KY
    Sister Mary Middendorf, Sister of Charity of Nazareth
    Sister Marilyn Shea
    Sister Marlene Lehmkuhl, Sisters of Charity of Nazareth
    Sister Therese Arru, Sister of Charity of Nazareth
    Sister Anna Marie Rhodes, Sisters of Charity of Nazareth
    Sister Sarah Ferriell, Sisters of Charity of Nazareth
    Sister Theresa Knabel, Sisters of Charity of Nazareth
    Sister Carole Kaucic, Sisters of Charity of Nazareth
    Sister Mary Ellen Doyle, SCN, Sisters of Charity of Nazareth
    Sister Rosemarie Kirwan, Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, Kentucky


    Louisiana

    Father Mark Watson, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
    Maine
    Rev. Dr. Jacquelyn Brannen, United Methodist Church
    Pastor Lorraine Kardash, Portland New Church
    Rev. Donald Ashmall, International Council of Community Churches


    Maryland

    Rev. Charles Booker, Bethesda Presbyterian Church
    Sister Marie McCarthy, Sisters of Providence
    Rev. Melina Frame, Ecumenical Catholic Communion


    Massachusetts

    United States Mary Martha Thiel, United Church of Christ
    Sister Betty Cawley, Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston
    Jessica Price, Justice and Witness Ministry, United Church of Christ NH
    Sister Anne Marie O’Shea, Sisters of Charity of Nazareth
    Rabbi Kenneth Carr, Temple Chayai Shalom
    United States William Krum, Eastham United Methodist Church
    Rabbi Riqi Kosovske, Beit Ahavah


    Michigan

    Sister Karen Donahue, Sisters of Mercy
    Rev. Barb McRae, P.C.U.S.A.
    Rev. Monica M. Villarreal Monica Villarreal, Salem Lutheran Church
    The Rev. Dr. Marcia Ledford, Political Theology Matters, LLC
    The Rev. Ruth Overdier Ruth Overdier, Bethany Lutheran
    Sr. Rosemarie Abate, Sisters, Home Visitors of Mary
    Rev. Allan Martling, UCC
    Sister Patricia McCluskey, IHM, IHM Sisters, Monroe, MI
    Sr. Marianne Gaynor, IHM Sisters
    Deacon Kim Winchell, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
    Sr. Mary Ellen McDonald, Grand Rapids Dominican Sisters
    Treasurer Margaret Chapman, SSIHM
    Sr. Ellen Rinke, IHM, Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Monroe, MI


    Minnesota

    Rev. Thomas Uphaus, United Church of Christ
    Rev. Jane McBride, First Congregational Church of MN, UCC
    Bishop Thomas Aitken, Northeastern Minnesota Synod, ELCA
    Pastor Terri Churchill, Third Way Church
    Retired Pastor Joetta Handrich Schlabach, Faith Mennonite Church
    Rev. Jennifer M.B. Moran, Moravian
    Bishop Steven Delzer, Southeastern Minnesota Synod, ELCA
    CSJ Consociate Hannah Pierson, Sister of St. Joseph


    Missouri

    Sister Carol Boschert, Sisters of the Most Precious Blood of O’Fallon, MO
    Catherine Norris, Provincial of the Daughters of Charity, Province of St. Louise
    Sister Danielle Bonetti, Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet.org
    Sister Marilyn Gottemoeller, RSM Marilyn Gottemoeller, Sisters of Mercy of the Americas
    Sr. Christine Garcia
    Sister Joan Tolle, Sisters of St. Joseph


    Nebraska

    Rev. Dr. Damon Laaker, Grace Ev. Lutheran Church
    Sister Margaret Hickey, Notre Dame Sisters, Omaha Province

    New Jersey
    Rev. David Shaw, Union Congregational Church, UCC
    United States Russell Eidmann-Hicks, Reformed Church of Highland Park
    The Rev. Carroll Arkema, Service for Counseling
    Teacher Craig Clark, The Church of the Good Shepherd of Fort Lee, NJ (episcop.)


    New Mexico

    Reverend Judy Bierbaum, Na
    Rev. Talitha Arnold, United Church of Santa Fe
    Rev. Wesley Granberg-Michaelson, Reformed Church in America, General Secretary Emeritus
    The Rev. Benjamin Larzelere, Lutheran, ELCA
    Rev. (Rtd.) Jack Anderson, ELCA
    Rev. Dr. Dusty Pruitt, United Church of Christ
    Reverend Gary Kowalski, Unitarian Congregation of Taos, New Mexico


    New York

    Rabbi Salem Pearce, T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights
    Rev. Kathy Donley, Emmanuel Baptist Church
    Reverend John Long, Presbytery of Western New York
    Sister Carol De Angelo, Sisters of Charity of New York
    The Rev. Dr. Earl Johnson, Allbany Presbytery. PCUSA
    The Reverend Tamara K Razzano, First Presbyterian Church, Little Falls
    The Rev. Steven Plank, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
    Rabbi Michael Feinberg, Greater New York Labor Religion Coalition
    Rabbi Jennie Rosenn, Organizational Strategist
    Ms. Claudia De Bellis, Sayville United Church of Christ
    Reverend John Martin, Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers
    Sister Doreen Glynn, Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet
    Sister Phyllis Tierney, Sisters of St. Joseph of Rochester
    Sr. Susan Wilcox, Sisters of St. Joseph, Brentwood, NY Office of Justice, Peace, Integrity of Creation
    Communications Director Mary Smith, Church Women United in New York State
    Elder Maria Studer, United Presbyterian Church
    Sister Mary Jo Tallman, Sisters of St. Joseph
    Sister Mary Bookman
    Sister Charla Whimple, Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet
    Sister Dolores Stevens
    Sr Mary Ellen Shirtz, Sisters of St Joseph
    Sister Mary Barron, Society of the Sisters of St. Joseph
    Sister Maureen D’Onofrio, Sisters of St. Joseph
    CSJ Associate Nancy Koltko, Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet
    Sister Joanne St. Hilaire, Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet
    Sister Jean Keating, Society of the Sisters of St. Joseph
    Sister Patricia Houlihan, Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet
    Ms. Patricia John, Associate of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet
    Sister Sharon Bailey, Sisters of St. Joseph of Rochester
    Sister Jacqueline Johnas, Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet
    Sister Maria Kellner, SSJ, Sisters of St. Joseph of Rochester, NY
    Sister Marie Aloysius Schuh, Sister or St. Joseph of Carondelet
    Sr Maureen McGowan, Congregation of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd
    Rev. Mark Lukens, Bethany Congregational UCC
    Sister Honora Kinney, Sisters of Saint Joseph of Carondelet
    Sister Jeanne Lippincott, Sisters of St. Joseph
    Sr. Margaret Keddell, Sisters Of St. Joseph


    North Carolina

    The Rev Christine Payden-Travers, Retired Episcopal priest
    Reverend Cathy Tamsberg , Pullen Memorial Baptist Church
    Deacon GeoRene Jones, NC Synod-ELCA
    The. Reverend Danielle DeNise, North Carolina Synod, ELCA
    Rev. Marsha Anderson, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
    Rev. Dr. Douglas Wingeier, Brooks-Howell Home
    Rabbi Emily Losben-Ostrov, Temple of Israel


    Ohio

    The Rev. Marjorie Menaul, St. Alban’s Episcopal Church
    Rev. Katharine L. Steele, First United Methodist Church
    Rev. Luther Young, Woodland Christian Church
    Sister Catherine Beck, Ursuline Sisters
    Sister Virginia Ann Froehle. R.S.M. Virginia A. Froehle, Religious Sisters of Mercy
    Sister Sheilamarie Tobbe, Ursuline Sisters of Cleveland
    Sister Jacquelyn Gusdane, Sisters of Notre Dame
    Sister Margaret Gorman, SND

    Oregon
    The Reverend Dennis James Sagun Parker, St. David of Wales
    Chair of immigration Joanne McClarty, Journey/Koinania Catholic Community
    The Reverend Cecil Prescod, Ainsworth United Church of Christ
    Member Orice Klaas, Journey Koinonia Community
    Rev. Dave Bean, United Methodist
    Rev. Dr. Eileen Dunn, Presbyterian Church USA
    Dr. Daniel Brown, St. Philip Neri, Peace and Justice Commission
    Sister Kathleen Cordes, Society of the Holy Child Jesus


    Pennsylvania

    Rev. Sandra Strauss, Market Square Presbyterian Church
    Pastor Timothy Seitz-Brown, Lower Susquehanna Synod, Interim Pastor
    Deacon Thomas Yenser, Atonement Lutheran Church
    Ms. Deb Lorah, St. John Center Lutheran Church
    Director of Children’s Ministry Stephanie Johnson, St. Matthew Evangelical Lutheran Church
    Mrs. Joyce Ray, First Lutheran Church
    Rev. Sandra Mackie, ELCA
    Rev. Dr. Gilson Waldkoenig, United Lutheran Seminary
    The Reverend Frank Sayford, Retired member of Family of God Lutheran Church
    Deacon Kathleen Afflerbach, St John’s Evangelical
    Ms Jane Forry, Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church
    Rev. Fredrica Meitzen, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
    Deacon Beth Barkhau, Reformation Lutheran Church
    Rev. Paul Hagedorn, Tabernacle Lutheran Church, Philadelphia
    Sunday School Supt. Donald Hossler, St Peters Lutheran
    Ms. Kathleen Murphy, ELCA
    Rev. Roy Stetler, Faith United Lutheran Parish
    Ms. Susan Barclay, Lazarus Gate Food Pantry
    Ms. Janice Horn, Grace Lutheran, Clarion
    United States Allan Wysocki, St. Paul Lutheran
    Ms. Joan Elizabeth Seader, St John’s Lutheran Church-Melrose Park, PA
    Rev. Deborah Mahady, Christ Lutheran Church
    Rev. Dr. Patricia Snyder, St. Matthew Lutheran Church
    Rev. Kim Truebenbach, ELCA
    Rev. Theodore Cockley, St. John Lutheran Church, Montgomery, PA
    Rev. Dr. Richard Stewart, United Lutheran Seminary (retired)
    Rev. Daryl Nelson, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
    Mrs. Sandra Brandt, Tree of Life Lutheran Church
    Rev. Julie Recher, Atonement Lutheran Church
    Rev. Susan Winger, Trinity Lutheran Church, Somerset, PA
    Rev. Sigrid Hipkiss, Trindle Spring Lutheran Church
    Rev. Ross Carmichael, St. Andrew Lutheran Church
    Pastor Paul Metzloff, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
    Rev. David Fisher, St. Paul Lutheran Church, Millersville, PA
    Sister Frances Murray, Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia
    Rev. John Yost, First Evangelical Lutheran Church
    The Rev. William & Rosemary Krenz, Former LIRS Resettlement Leaders
    Sister Rose Patrice Rose Patrice Kuhn, IHM
    Sister Eileen Marnien , Sisters of Saint Joseph of Saint Joseph of Chestnut Hill,

    Philadelphia, PA
    Sr. Patrice Hughes, Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill
    Rev. Dr, Joe Leonard, American Baptist Clergy
    Sister Diane Bardol, Insure Our Future
    Sister Sharon Costello, CSJ Sharon Costello, Sisters of St. Joseph of Baden, PA
    Rev. Michael K. Fischer Michael Fischer, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
    Mrs. Judy Weber, Perry Highway Lutheran Church
    Deacon Carol Detweiler, New Hanover Lutheran Church
    Sr. Toby Lardie, HM, Sisters of the Humility of Mary
    Rabbi Charles Briskin, Shir Ami
    Rabbi Beth Kalisch, Beth David Reform Congregation
    Rabbi Paula Goldberg, Shir Ami

    South Carolina
    Rev. Hillary Taylor, Bethany/Zoar United Methodist Charge
    South Dakota
    Rev. Mrs. Jean McCusker, United Church of Christ (Retired)
    Rev. Dr. Julia Aegerter, Retired


    Tennessee

    Ms. Elizabeth Welliver, Vanderbilt Divinity School
    Rev Michael Arseneau, Lakeview Fellowship
    Pastor Shelby Lewis, Vanderbilt Divinity School
    Miss Tiffany Jones, United Church of Christ
    Student of Vanderbilt Divinity School Perrin Bailey, University United Methodist Church
    Dr. Mary Early-Zald, First Unitarian Universalist Church Nashville
    Pastor and Worship Leader and Youth Pastor and Seminarian and Child of Church Communities
    Rebecca Griffin, Christ UMC (Mobile, Al), Brookmeade UCC (Nashville, TN), Vanderbilt Divinity School
    Rev. Dr. Lillian Lammers, Vanderbilt Divinity School
    Student Diane Palmer, Vanderbilt Divinity School
    Rev. Brandon Gilvin, First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
    The Rev. Brad Whitaker, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
    Rev. Katrina Payne, The Mission Chattanooga
    Pastor Joshua Miles Baker, Mission Chattanooga
    Rev. Ann Weaver, Mission Red Bank
    Reverend Matt Busby, Mission Chattanooga
    Rev. Laura Becker, Northminster Presbyterian Church
    Rev. V. Thomas Banks, Ashland Terrace Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
    The Rev. Leyla King, Thankful Memorial Episcopal Church
    Rev. C. Barry Kidwell, Mustard Tree Ministries, Inc.
    Reverend Martha Louisa Tucker, Episcopal
    Rev. Tricia Dillon Thomas, Renaissance Presbyterian Church
    The Rev. Claire Brown, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church


    Texas

    Sister Cecile Roeger, Dominican Sisters of Houston
    Rev. Robert Mueller, Divine Redeemer Presbyterian Church
    Rev. Dr. Edward Kern, Trinity Lutheran Church ELCA
    Ms. Barbara Grove, St. David’s Episcopal Church
    Sister Sharon Altendorf, Presentation Sisters
    Rev. Dr. Bart Roush Bart Roush, Madison Square Presbyterian Church
    Rev. Virginia Courtney, Madison Square Presbyterian Church
    Sister JT Dwyer Sister, Daughters of Charity
    Rev. Jessie Light-Wells, PC(USA)
    United States Sister Miriam Mitchell, Sisters of the Holy Spirit and Mary Immaculate
    Pastor Mark Cloherty, Iglesia La Luz en el Barrio
    Mr. Sami DiPasquale, Abara Frontiers
    Rabbi Geoffrey Dennis, CCAR
    Rabbi Nancy Kasten, Faith Commons
    Sister Katrina Ruane, Sisters of the Holy Spirit
    Dr. Monty Lynn, Highland Church of Christ


    Vermont

    Reverend Jan Jorgensen, Essex Association, United Church of Christ
    Virginia
    Reverend Laura Stratton, Page UMC
    Rev. Max Blalock, William & Mary Wesley Campus Ministry
    Elder Rachel Sutphin, Columbia Theological Seminary
    The Rev. Kelly Bayer Derrick, Virginia Synod ELCA
    Pastor William King, Luther Memorial Lutheran (retired)
    Bishop Robert F Humphrey, Virginia Synod, ELCA
    Rev. Drew Nettinga, United Church of Christ
    Rev. Jonathan Hamman, Rural Retreat Lutheran Parish
    Rev. Patrick Freund, North Mountain Lutheran Parish
    Rev. Dr Mary Louise Brown, St. Paul Lutheran Church Strasburg, VA
    The Rev. Lance Karl Braun, Parish Pastor Lance Karl Braun, Mount Tabor and Redeemer Lutheran Churches
    Rev. John Wertz, Virginia Synod, ELCA
    Rev. Ingrid Chenoweth, Good Shepherd Ev. Lutheran Church
    Rev. Barbara Krumm, Martin Luther Evangelical Lutheran Church
    Dawnielle Miller, Landmark Community Church
    Mr. Leons Kabongo, Young Jupiter Market Garden
    Pastor Justin Pearson, Sojourn Church
    Rev. Tim Bobbitt, First Christian Church of Alexandria
    Rabbi Elizabeth Goldstein, Congregation Ner Shalom
    Rev. Dr. Nathan Swenson-Reinhold, Lord of Life Lutheran Church
    Rev. Annabelle Markey, Community Lutheran Church
    Rev. Kate Davidson, Faith Lutheran Church
    Rabbi Doctor Rosalind A. Gold, Retired


    Washington

    Reverend Paul Benz, Faith Action Network – Washington State
    Rev Kay Barckley, University Temple UMC
    Rabbi Avi Fine, Temple De Hirsch Sinai
    Rev. Kathleen McCallum Sachse, Holy Spirit Lutheran Church
    Rev. Ruth Marston-Bihl, Trinity United Methodist Church, Seattle
    The Rev. Kathleen Patton, St. Anne’s Episcopal Church
    Rev. Tim Feiertag, Trinity Lutheran Church
    Rev. Catharine Cline, United Church in University Place
    Children’s Ministry Director Becky Cole, Holy Spirit Lutheran Church
    Rev. Chelsea Globe, ELCA
    Rev. Francine Inslee, Community of Christ
    Rev. Terry Teigen, United Church of Christ
    Member Mary Fournier, Woodland Park Presbyterian Church
    Member Nancy Horman, Selfwoodland Park Presbyterian Church
    Rev. Meighan Pritchard, Prospect United Church of Christ
    Rev Judi Edwards, United Church of Christ
    Rev. Karyn Frazier, Fauntleroy Church, United Church of Christ
    Rev. Kerry Kesey, Englewood Christian Church
    Me. Carol Long
    Rev. Cynthia L. Salo, Central Lutheran Church
    Rev. Dr. Dee Eisenhauer, Eagle Harbor Congregational United Church of Christ


    Washington, DC

    Dr. James Winkler, National Council of Churches
    Bro. Brian McLauchlin, Divine Word Missionaries
    Sister Maureen Foltz, Carmelite Sisters of Charity
    The Reverend Jadon Hartsuff, All Souls Episcopal Church
    Rev. Alisa Lasater Wailoo, Capitol Hill United Methodist
    Rabbi Hannah Spiro, Hill Havurah

    West Virginia
    Rev. Jeffrey Allen, West Virginia Council of Churches

    Wisconsin

    Rev. Dr. Frederick Trost, Lake Edge UCC, Madison, WIPlease Select
    Reverend Robert Harman, United Methodist Church
    Ms. Susan Elias, Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church
    Sr. Karen Fredrickson, Dominican Sister
    Sister Lois, Racine Dominicans
    Rev Tom Williams, Retired
    SP Dorothy Rasche, Sisters of Providence
    Rev. Edward Kilianski, Priests of the Sacred Heart
    Sister Debra Sciano, School Sisters of Notre Dame



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    TO BECOME AN AMERICAN YOU MUST CHANGE YOUR VALUES ...NOT YOUR LOCATION

    STAY HOME AND BUILD AMERICA ON YOUR SOIL

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    U.S. TAXPAYERS TELL THE PREZ: HELL NO!



    Take care of our homeless Veterans, Seniors, and thousands displaced by fires, floods, tornados, and hurricanes.

    These Churches can put their OWN money where their mouth is and go help them on their soil.

    Defund the ONE BILLION of our tax dollars going to these Churches and shut down their human trafficking business bringing more people here when we do not help our own. Shame on you!



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    STAY HOME AND BUILD AMERICA ON YOUR SOIL

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