7 Quotes From Christian Leaders Speaking Out

Youth Specialties
January 31st, 2017

This week, in response to President Trump’s executive order on immigrants and refugees, several Christian leaders have spoken out about the order. We’ve collected just a few for you to read below:

Bishop Elizabeth Eaton, ELCA

“Jesus made it clear that when we welcome the stranger into our homes and our hearts – we welcome him.”

Read the full statement here.

Russell Moore, President of Southern Baptist Convention

“Southern Baptists know that our responsibility is to care for and serve refugees here in the US and around the world…”

Read the full letter here.

Archbishop Joseph Kurtz, Catholic Church

“We are called by Jesus Christ to protect the vulnerable & recognize the human dignity of all people.”

Read the full article here.

Rev. J Herbert Nelson II, Presbyterian Church (USA)

“This is a miscarriage of justice & goes against everything we stand for as a country…”

Read the full article here.

Bishop Bruce R. Ough, United Methodist Council of Bishops

“Say ‘no’ to the walling off of our country and our hearts and say ‘yes’ to their hope – our hope – for new life…”

Read the full statement here.

Episcopal Bishops of Texas

“Our Scriptures teach us that in caring for ‘the least among us’ we are caring for Jesus…”

Read the full statement here.

Letter to President Trump on executive order on refugees

“The Bible teaches us that each person — including each refugee… — is made in the Image of God, with inherent dignity & potential.”

Read the full letter here.


As you create space for difficult conversations with students, we pray that you will be filled with empathy and wisdom.

Youth Specialties

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