October 1, 2009
'Transformative Leadership' Employs Spirituality for Social Change
Creating an atmosphere of love and acceptance isn't the first thing that comes to mind in debates surrounding immigration. Yet Diana Mendoza, lead organizer of the New Sanctuary Movement in California, says it's the key to changing attitudes on all sides of the fence and turning old antagonisms into new and healthier relationships.
Ms. Mendoza's work — a project of Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice — helps immigrant families threatened by deportation