Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake, a 5-year-old nonprofit organization, has gathered volunteers, often across the religious spectrum, to work on restoration projects, ripping up pavement, installing water gardens and, yes, planting trees.
A group of evangelicals are drafting a bill to protect both religious freedom and LGBTQ rights. But other prominent evangelicals have already begun to criticize the effort.
Samuel Oliver-Bruno left a Durham, N.C., church where he was taking sanctuary for fingerprinting at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. He was tackled and whisked into a van by four plainclothes ICE agents, as church members who accompanied him watched in horror.
One is a Somali immigrant who came to the U.S. at age 12, knowing no English. The other is the eldest daughter of Palestinian immigrants who worked her way through college and law school. Both have a strong chance of serving in the 116th U.S. Congress.