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What Christian Leaders Are Saying About the Child Detention Centers


Recently, The New York Times published a heartbreaking piece looking at the horrific conditions of child detention centers, currently housing hundreds of young migrant children without their parents.

The facilities reportedly deny the children access to basic hygiene supplies and, according to lawyers, “children are locked in their cells and cages nearly all day long.”

It is a devastating read.

Here’s a look at what some Christian leaders are saying about the crisis and how they are encouraging fellow believers to get involved. (Note: This piece will be updated periodically throughout the day.)

Jen Hatmaker

Author, speaker, podcaster

Dr. Russell Moore

President of the The Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention

Nichole Nordeman


Jonathan Merritt


Trillia Newbell

Writer, speaker

Matthew Soerens

US Director of Church Mobilization, World Relief


Rapper, speaker

Daniel Darling

The Vice President for Communications for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention (ERLC).

Jennie Allen

Founder of the If: Gathering

Father James Martin

Jesuit Priest, Writer

Dr. Susan Reynolds

Catholic Theologian


Karen Swallow Prior

Writer, Professor

Austin Channing Brown

Author, speaker

Shane Claiborne

Writer, speaker, activist 




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