Melissa Borja, assistant professor in AC, wrote an article featured in NCID series, "The Use of the Bible to Justify Inequality and Advance Social Justice!"
Exerpt from Melissa's article: "After the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” border policy resulted in the separation of thousands of migrant children from their parents, outraged Americans took to the streets amid a sweltering July heat wave to show their forceful opposition. At the 750 planned “Families belong together” protests across the country, protestors urged those able to vote to do so in November, condemned local governments for collaborating with federal agents, called for elected officials to be held accountable, and, most of all, rebuked President Trump and his policies.
However, the government has not been the only target of these protests; so, too, have the private organizations that have helped to carry out the Trump administration’s controversial policies. Last month, when news broke that migrant children separated from their parents have been taken in by Bethany Christian Services in Grand Rapids, Michigan, protestors gatheredoutside the agency’s offices. Holding signs that described the organization as “kidnappers,” they criticized Bethany for being complicit in the Trump administration’s cruelty toward migrant families and urged it to “End the contract” with the federal government. In an interview with Fox 17 News, one local organizer, Katy Steele Barone, said that she was protesting Bethany because she did not want to “enable” the government’s practice of splitting children from their parents and depriving them of their rights. “Any action we take to help further this agenda makes us a part of the problem,” she said."