Statement on DACA

In the growing pluralistic culture in which we live, it is easy to lose the voice of people who may not have the opportunity to speak.  Acknowledging the fears raised in many good and thoughtful people in our communities by the recent announcement of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program rescission in six months, many Christians are urging caution, hospitality, and legislative action to provide a solution. Many young people who have arrived in America as minors may be at risk now and we ask all federal agencies to act with grace and dignity allowing these young people to pursue their future here with our  welcome and hospitality, particularly since they arrived here through no choice of their own.

In the economy of the Kingdom of God, there is justice that transcends the geopolitical lines we arbitrarily draw and sees the dignity of every person created in God's image. We are grateful that many WHC churches and schools are positively engaged in helping people at risk. While we respect the governments over us, we call for the protection and welcome of these children turned adults among us.

Kevin W. Mannoia

February 6, 2018
Lectureship on
Holy Living 2018:

Holiness & Social Justice in
Honor of Martin Luther King Jr.

Azusa Pacific University
Azusa, CA

February 20, 2018
Ohio Regional Network Gathering
Location TBA

March 9, 2018
SoCal Holiness Pastors'
& Leaders' Day
Salvation Army College
for Officers Training
Rancho Palos Verdes

April 5, 2018
WHC Denominational Heads Meeting
National Headquarters
of the Salvation Army
Alexandria, VA

April 24-27
Global Christian Forum
Bogotá, Colombia

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