A New Year, a New Call to Education Equality


[Guest Post by Leticia Reyes]My daughter says I'm a poster child for lifelong learning. She may be right.Not only did I homeschool most of our children (They later attended a Christian and public school.), but these days, as a grandmother, I'm working on an EdD in Educational Leadership. There is still much to learn, so as 2016 begins, I am still committed to loving the Lord with all my mind.Education is important in our family (a value passed on by my mother), but that doesn't mean … [Read more...]

3 Reasons Christians Can Celebrate the ‘Every Student Succeeds Act’


By Dr. Andrea Ramirez, Executive Director, Faith and Education CoalitionThis month the U.S. Senate overwhelmingly approved the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), a bipartisan bill designed to course-correct past attempts to fix our educational system. While the Act is far from perfect, those who care deeply about education equity and biblical justice have much to celebrate.Designed as part of a repeal-and-replace effort directed at No Child Left Behind (NCLB), the 2001 law from which 43 … [Read more...]

Sanchez awarded for lifetime of global impact


Southwestern Professor of Missions Daniel Sanchez has served in numerous positions in the field of missions and academia, from missionary in Guatemala to evangelism director of the Baptist Convention of New York; from academic dean at Panama Baptist Theological Seminary to director of Southwestern Seminary’s Scarborough Institute for Church Growth. In addition, he has traveled to various countries around the world to teach in seminaries and local churches, devoting special attention to those in L … [Read more...]

Deal faithfully, not fearfully, with immigrants

By Rev. Samuel Rodriguez Words matter. That is as clear in our daily discourse as it is in the Bible. To paraphrase Proverbs, with our words we can speak life or death. Today, some of our would-be political leaders are not speaking words of life when it comes to immigrants and immigration. Their rhetoric fits the description of anti-Christian and anti-conservative, even anti-American, in that it runs counter to the values that form the bedrock of our nation.We must recognize the … [Read more...]

The Dehumanization of the Hispanic Community and its Consequences

[Guest post by Yuri Mantilla, Ph.D., Board Member NHCLC, Associate Professor of Law, Liberty University School of Law] A fundamental problem with the nativist narrative that it is becoming prevalent in the public discourse of some political candidates is the dehumanization of the Hispanic community and its consequences. In this case, I am thinking about the consequences for American citizens of Hispanic origin, either born in the USA or naturalized citizens, and permanent legal residents. When … [Read more...]

Education Sunday: Worshiping the Lord With Our Minds

[Guest post by Dr. Andrea Ramirez, Executive Director of the Faith and Education Coalition]I am the mom of two young daughters, and education is rarely far from my mind. I'm a product of both public and private school. My mom homeschooled my brothers, and my husband and I are a founding family for a public charter school. It is no secret: Our family loves education.On September 6, we'll celebrate Education Sunday alongside thousands of other Evangelicals who care about the intersection o … [Read more...]

Loving the Lord with all Your Mind

[Report by Maira Alejandra]Hispanic churches across the United States are making sure students are ready for the new school year. They’re celebrating “Education Sunday” on Sept. 6. The annual event, hosted by the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, takes place the first Sunday of September to encourage churches to play an active role in the education of the students in their congregations and communities. On Sept. 6, churches will pray for students and faculty and encourage m … [Read more...]

Hispanic Evangelicals Coast-to-Coast Share Single Focus On Education Sunday: ‘Love the Lord With All Our Minds’

WASHINGTON, Sept. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference (NHCLC/CONEL), the nation's leading organization for 16 million Hispanic American Evangelicals, celebrates its annual Education Sunday on September 6, 2015. The NHCLC invites churches across the nation to pray for and support the students in their congregations and communities, including those in home, private and public schools. Education Sunday equips parents to take an active role in th … [Read more...]