Borderlands

ADVENT REFLECTION: A Voice Cries Out In The Desert (Isaiah 40:3) -- Abuses and disappearance on the U.S.-Mexico border.

By John Heid

The Biblical terrain of Advent is the desert. It's pristine austerity beckons reflection. The prophetic cries, spoken of by Isaiah, were ones of hope against all odds. These cries echo today in the voices of our sisters and brothers in the Sonoran desert in their anguish and radical hope.

CPT INTERNATIONAL: Join the work of the CPT U.S./Mexico Borderlands Delegation 10-20 February 2016

CPTnet
9 November 2015
CPT INTERNATIONAL: Join the work of the CPT U.S./Mexico Borderlands Delegation 10-20 February 2016

In the last months the world’s attention has focused on refugees desperate to reach Europe, because the violence in their own countries has reached such cataclysmic proportions.  But people are fleeing almost horrific violence from Latin American countries, too, and risking their lives in the Sonoran Desert to escape it: 182 bodies were recovered in the Tucson Sector of the border alone this last fiscal year.

BORDERLANDS: Disturbing the Peace in Arivaca, Arizona

CPTnet
28 February 2014
BORDERLANDS: Disturbing the Peace in Arivaca, Arizona

 The tiny town of Arivaca, population 600, is nestled in the rugged hills of southern Arizona about eleven miles north of the international border between Mexico and the USA.  This cattle-ranching area is “rich in history and natural beauty” and claims to be “the oldest continually inhabited townsite in Arizona” according to the visitor’s guide.

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