Rev. Angie Wright, pastor of Beloved Community UCC in Birmingham is the editor for Love Has No Borders”, a recently released book detailing the faith-based struggle against the HB56 immigration law in Alabama. She writes:
On April 27, 2011, sixty-two killer tornadoes ripped through Alabama, destroying homes, lives, and entire communities. Two weeks later, another disaster struck Alabama — HB56, the most draconian anti-immigrant law passed by any state in the nation. Instead of working to provide disaster relief for a stricken people, Alabama legislators fulfilled campaign promises to criminalize illegal immigrants for simply setting foot in Alabama. The intent of the law was to make every aspect of their lives so miserable that they would self-deport.
Love Has No Borders is the witness of faith leaders in Alabama: when we stood up, spoke out, marched with our immigrant neighbors, and defied man-made barriers that divided God’s people, real change took place. People of faith in Alabama drew a new line in the sand, guided by their unshakeable belief that Love Has No Borders.
An excellent sermon from Rev. Ellen Sims, pastor of Open Table UCC in Mobile is also featured in the book. You can order the book from Greater Birmingham Ministries at www.gbm.org. You can download a flyer for the book by clicking here.
Also, this would be an interesting resource to discuss with a group. You can get a 10% discount for orders of 10 or more books.