The Rev. Luis Cortes Jr. is the founder of Philadelphia-based Esperanza, one of the largest Hispanic evangelical networks in the nation. Cortes was a member of the commission for Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability, which in 2013 produced a report on government regulation of political speech in houses of worship.
Metodistas Representando la Causas de los Hispanos Americanos (MARCHA) is the official Hispanic Latino caucus in the United Methodist Church. It is based in Nashville, Tenn. Rev. Lyssette Perez is the president, Michelle Maldonado is associate director of Hispanic/Latino UMC communications.
Alma Lopez is a Los Angeles-based artist whose works frequently feature female Catholic saints as Chicana women with a gender twist. Her “Our Lady,” a rendition of the Virgin of Guadalupe as seminude Chicana boxer, prompted worldwide controversy when it was displayed in New Mexico in 2001. Her most recent show is “Queer Santas: Holy […]
The Rev. Cristian De La Rosa is a clinical assistant professor of contextual theology and practice and director of contextual education and community partnerships at Boston University’s School of Theology. She is also head of the United Methodist Church’s Hispanic/Latina Methodist Clergywomen’s group.
Read a June 30, 2014, article from CNN about President Obama’s action on immigration policy issues in the wake of the 2013-14 surge in migrant children at the United States’ southern border.
Read a June 27, 2014, article from Bloomberg View about national developments in immigration policy in the wake of the 2013-14 surge in migrant children at the United States’ southern border.
Read an article from July/August 2014 issue of Mother Jones about the expected surge of unaccompanied children arriving at the southern border of the United States in 2014.
The New York Times maintains an archive of all its coverage on national immigration and emigration issues.