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...]

Education Can Build Our Faith

[Guest Post by Dr. Andrea Reyes Ramirez, NHCLC] 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. In Luke 10:27, Jesus reminds us that we are called to love the Lord our God withall of our minds. When I was in graduate school, the Lord illuminated my heart to understand … [Read more...]

Military Families Get Short-Changed in Education: They Deserve Better

BY DR. GUS REYES , CP GUEST CONTRIBUTOR July 1, 2015 | 8:27 amAt seven years old, I learned about the harsh realities of the world. Due to racial prejudice my parents moved the family from South Texas to California. It was difficult leaving family, friends, and a school where I excelled academically. After attending the final months of first grade, my parents were told that I was lacking in educational fundamentals, was not ready to move on to second grade, and would have a difficult repeat … [Read more...]

NHCLC Announces Dr. Andrea R. Ramirez as Executive Director of Faith and Education Coalition

Ramirez to Guide Education Initiatives including Hispanic Education Sunday, Raising the Standards, and Faith & Education Coalition SACRAMENTO, Calif., June12, 2015 - The National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference (NHCLC/Conel) has appointed Dr. Andrea R. Ramirez as Executive Director of the Faith & Education Coalition. Dr. Ramirez will oversee key education initiatives for the NHCLC including their annual Education Sunday, the Raising the Standards project, and t … [Read more...]

Closing the Honesty Gap in Education for Hispanic Students

SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 4, 2015 /Christian Post/By Rev. Samuel Rodriguez -- Honesty cannot be optional for a strong and free society. The truth sets us free, as we pastors remind our congregations, and this is true for public life as well as private souls. Nowhere is honesty needed more today than in the discussion of justice and equity for students in public schools. There is an assumption that if our children work hard every year in school and master all of the skills expected of him or her, … [Read more...]


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