Few issues unite American religious leaders across the spiritual and political spectrum. Condemning President Donald Trump’s new executive order on immigration is now one of them. But will the people in the pews heed their calls to action?
Since the order was released on Friday, a growing chorus of top Christians, Muslims, Jews and leaders of other faiths have denounced it, calling it contrary to their spiritual traditions and the country’s values.
“This weekend proved to be a dark moment in U.S. history,” Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago, a top ally of Pope Francis, said on Sunday, expressing a sentiment widely echoed in churches, synagogues and mosques. “The world is watching as we abandon our commitments to American values.” READ MORE