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[OP-ED] Abiding by my faith: Love thy neighbor

By September 11, 2010No Comments

Reverend EunSang Lee will travel on behalf of NAKASEC to Washington D.C. for the Relief, Respect, Reform action on September 15, 2010. His op-ed on supporting comprehensive immigration reform as a person of faith was featured in the Salt Lake Tribune.

Click here to view the original post in the Salt Lake Tribune.


Church ought to be a sanctuary for everyone regardless of their race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, class status and gender. It ought to be a place where we practice the unconditional love of God and forgiveness, and embrace all children of God in their uniqueness and diversity. Because of the kind of world we live in, the house of worship ought to stand in solidarity with the poor, the oppressed, the powerless and voiceless, the marginalized.

My hope is that we respect everyone as children of the Creator. No human being is illegal. I want to live in a world where everyone is honored and respected and given opportunities for a happy life. I support the DREAM Act and immigration reform wholeheartedly.

I came to the United States as an immigrant. I have tasted the immigrant experience. The aspirations or the reason for immigration reform is that all human beings are children of God. We have to transcend human-constructed barriers. I want to work toward a community where this happens. That’s why I do not hesitate to raise my voice and support for humane immigration reform at the Relief, Respect and Reform rally in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 15.