“Bishops on the Border” addresses immigration


From a commentary by Dick Andersen from the “Sierra Vista Herald”:

Out of the four bishops, only one is a woman and an Hispanic: the Rev. Minerva G. Carcaño. She is the official spokesperson for the United Methodist Church Council of Bishops on immigration issues. As bishop, she serves the California Pacific Conference. Her perspective is that of a “daughter of the border,” whose father was Mexican but was able to cris-cross the border to visit family on both sides until he was stopped by laws and new authoritarian actions that erased a centuries’ old custom, thereby providing a definitive line between the two nations rather than the previous invisible one. The bishop’s tale is a compelling one that awakens readers hiding in the shadows of history to the daylight of unanticipated modern day change, which did more than divide nations, but families, commerce and opportunities.

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