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EXPLAINER: Bipartisan border proposal surfaces in U.S. Senate

A long-awaited bipartisan border proposal has arrived for consideration in the U.S. Senate this week.

Southern Baptists unite to serve diaspora peoples in U.S.

The call to reach all nations, people, languages and tribes with the Gospel has always united Southern Baptists. Today that call includes reaching other nations that come to North American soil.

Evangelical leaders ask biblical immigration solutions of presidential candidates

GREENVILLE, S.C. (BP) – The Evangelical Immigration Table and World Relief issued a letter Jan. 11 to U.S. presidential candidates urging them to consider biblical principles when drafting solutions to the immigration crisis.

ERLC urges revision of proposed regulation facilitating abortions, gender transitions for unaccompanied minors

NASHVILLE (BP) – The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission has released a letter urging the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) to reconsider and revise a recently proposed regulation which the ERLC believes will aid in facilitating abortions and gender transitions for unaccompanied minors.

Pastors fighting for legal residency after U.S. visa rule change

GORDON, Texas (BP) – Albert Oliveira was excited. He had come to the U.S. from Brazil in 2010 on a student visa, graduated from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, began pastoring a growing church, married and started a family.

As Christian persecution grows globally, U.S. struggles to receive refugees

WASHINGTON (BP) – Despite her resolve not to cry, tears found persecuted Iranian Christian Sima Arshadi as she briefly shared her story of resettlement in the U.S.

ERLC urges protections for Dreamers after court leaves DACA in limbo

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (BP) – The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission is again urging Congress to prevent the deportation of more than a half million undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children.

Southern Baptist resolutions on refugees, immigration not new

NASHVILLE (BP) – Resolutions approved at the Southern Baptist annual meeting are intended to address issues of the day, providing a historical record for the collective stance of the members of the largest Protestant denomination in the country.

Immigration a subject requiring diligence, accountability, say resolution authors

NASHVILLE (BP) – Billings, Mont., is not what you would consider to be the front lines of the national debate over immigration. But that doesn’t mean the topic isn’t important to all Southern Baptists.

Immigration resolution encourages secure borders, care for migrants

NEW ORLEANS (BP) — Amid a contentious U.S. immigration crisis, messengers to the 2023 Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting resolved to biblically care for immigrants while urging just and compassionate governmental treatment. Not many immigrants make it to Lifeway Church in Billings, Mont., where Stacy Gaylord is senior pastor, but the 2023 Resolutions Committee member […]