Thursday, May 24th, 2018

Fearless Pastor Gives Sanctuary to Immigrants

"He is young and looks even younger than his 36 years. Yet, in the
midst of a confrontation with the federal government that could have
grave consequences for his future, Seth Kaper-Dale acts with the poise
of a much older man.  "I’m not afraid," says the co-pastor of the Reformed Church of
Highland Park. "To me, we’re facing a cross and crosses are what we
face. We know about facing crosses and we know about the hope that’s
found on the other side of crosses, so we walk with confidence toward
crosses."  So, in the last few days, he has admitted two more men into his
church to find sanctuary, refuge from federal immigration officials who
want to deport them. That makes three. Kaper-Dale is likely to bring in
more.  "Our arms are open wide, as wide as the cross," says the young man
who, until this struggle over the immigration status of Indonesian
refugees, was known primarily as a housing activist