Isn’t God intersectional? End Family Separation.

 

 

I took these photos at the Families Belong Together/Familias Unidas No Divididas Rally in New York City on Saturday, June 30th, 2018. As a person of faith, I knew it was my Christian responsibility to march for families being separated at the border. Families who have the legitimate right to ask for asylum at a port of entry. Families, who like the Holy Family, flee persecution, state/non-state violence and poverty so that their children can inherit the promise of the future (Jeremiah 29:11). Let us be clear that these separations are intentional tactics of colonization, white supremacy, and xenophobia that we have repeatedly seen in the history of the United States. The United States has separated Native American families at The Trail of Tears, African American families during slavery and Japanese American families during World War II. When we say end family separation, we must also say – “Abolish ICE” and end the Muslim Ban – because the fight is intersectional. After all, isn’t God intersectional? Isn’t God greater than any limited narrative or silos that implicitly divides us as we dissent? I believe that today’s dissent must come from every cry of suffering we hear because they are coming for everyone. Who will be left? What children will be left? Will you be left?

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