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>> No ban, no wall.>> Backlash against President Trump's policies on issues such as immigration and the environment giving rise to a movement many never thought could exist, the Religious Left. Reuters' correspondent Scott Malone has been talking to religious leaders about its emergence.>> Examples they point to include notably the hundreds of US churches that have volunteered to offer asylum to people seeking it, to the dozens of pastors that have taken parts in the airport protests against the temporary travel ban.
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>> Ecumenical schools and universities also taking part. At New York's Union Theological Seminary, symposiums on social injustice have seen record numbers of attendees. The school's president saying topics such as climate change fit squarely within any house of worship.>> We really believe that globally, until we address the spiritual and moral issues at the heart of addressing climate change, that this isn't just a political issue, but it's about the Earth itself and our life on it.
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>> Some clergy taking their cue from Pope Francis, an outspoken critic of anti-immigration populist rhetoric. Others, the past success of grassroots efforts such as North Carolina's Moral Mondays Movement, launched in 2013 under Reverend William Barber. Now credited for helping to overturn the state's voter ID law, and ousting conservative governor, Pat McCrory.
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>> When I hear oftentimes religious right figures use Christianity to justify the destruction of the Earth, to justify the destruction of public education, to justify mass deportation, I'm shocked. Because if you read the scriptures time and again, all of those issues are addressed as something that Christians are called to be on the front lines of giving care.
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>> Faith leaders planning for the administration's next moves, including the possible deportation of children of immigrants currently protected under President Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals or DACA program. Jim Wallis, head of Christian activist group Sojourners, telling Reuters if Trump goes after DACA kids, the response from the Religious Left will make travel ban protests look small by comparison.