For 3 weeks, clergy and immigrants fasted to pressure lawmakers for pathway to citizenship

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(RNS) — For about two years, Rosa Gutierrez Lopez avoided deportation by taking sanctuary in Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church, residing in the Bethesda, Maryland, church just nine miles from the White House. Now, Gutierrez Lopez — who is living independently with her children after she was granted a stay of removal — is urging … Read more

Faith groups among those granted money from billionaire philanthropist MacKenzie Scott

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(RNS) — A number of faith-based groups were among the nearly 300 recipients of $2.7 billion in grants announced Tuesday (June 15) by billionaire philanthropist MacKenzie Scott to organizations addressing a range of social issues. Scott, who was formerly married to Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, wrote in a Medium post that she and her husband, … Read more