Sin-Bearers in Skagit County

What does it mean to imitate Christ in the Pacific Northwest? Tierra Nueva in Burlington, Washington, provides one interesting, creative, and challenging answer. Confronting both individual and institutional sin, Tierra Nueva serves amidst the Hispanic migrant communities of Skagit County. In homes, on the streets, in the fields and throughout the jails, Tierra Nueva comes alongside the vulnerable, the marginalized, and the detained, embodying Christ’s mercy and justice. All too many migrants become entrapped in the incomprehensible labyrinth of American legal processes, immigration enforcement, gang culture, prison life, drug addiction and deportation. Through its ministries Tierra Nueva demonstrates that...

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