Updated: Episcopalians respond to refugee ban

Across the Episcopal church, bishops have been issuing statements in support of refugees and Muslim migrants, and deeply critical of the President’s Executive Order restricting their arrival in the US.

Bishop Greg Rickel, of the Diocese of Olympia in western Washington, wrote

I cannot support the president’s order placing restrictions on refugees based on their nationality and religion. This executive order is a violation of the foundational principles of our nation. As a member of the Jesus movement, I believe the United […]