Alejandra Oliva is an immigration advocate and author of Rivermouth: A Chronicle of Language, Faith and Migration.
The border is everywhere
For example, it runs right through a detention center in Mississippi.
May 10, 2023
Love is revision
Marriage is an opportunity to keep working on the same story each day.
February 23, 2023
A busload of migrants were told something was waiting for them in Chicago
It was our job to be that something.
November 22, 2022
Knitting with Simone Weil
The philosopher’s call to attention reminds me I’m making a difference.
November 16, 2022
The Night Pastor
I recently came across a record by 1960s Episcopal priest and jazz musician Robert Owen.
September 14, 2022
Annie Dillard’s The Writing Life wasn’t made for times like these
But it has helped me to survive them.
May 14, 2021
Accompanying immigrants as they negotiate an unjust system
"It’s easy to think of the border as some remote, far-off place, but the truth is that there are detention centers in nearly every state."
August 15, 2019
Communion at the border wall in Tijuana
What does it mean to worship in the middle of a wound?
February 6, 2019
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