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Latino Evangelicals

A Climate Change Letter from a Latino Evangelical to a Latino Pope

Rev. Gabriel Salguero | Posted 10.29.2015 | Religion
Rev. Gabriel Salguero

As Hispanic religious leaders (albeit on very different scales), we exist in a space that spans the spiritual and the material, religion and politics, the Global North and the Global South. We are therefore uniquely situated to bear witness to the threat that climate change poses.

Latino Evangelicals Call For An End To The Death Penalty

Religion News Service | Jonathan Merritt | Posted 03.30.2015 | Religion

(RNS) A leading group of Latino evangelicals has called for an end to state-sanctioned capital punishment, the first national association of evangelic...

Hispanic Evangelicals Call For Criminal Justice Reform

Rev. Gabriel Salguero | Posted 02.17.2015 | Religion
Rev. Gabriel Salguero

We should be asking how we can best respond to crime in ways that help communities to be safe, healthy, healed, and whole. We should work to prevent crime before it's too late. We should hold people accountable for the harm they have caused, but we should do it in ways that create opportunities for different choices in the future.

¿Cuánto Cuesta? Evangélicos and Climate Change Inaction

Rev. Gabriel Salguero | Posted 11.23.2014 | Religion
Rev. Gabriel Salguero

As an evangelical, I believe that "I am my brother's and sister's keeper." That means that I have a moral responsibility to protect those closest to me, as well as my "neighbors" around the world.

Hispanic Evangelicals: Climate Change, Family and Flock

Rev. Gabriel Salguero | Posted 08.02.2014 | Religion
Rev. Gabriel Salguero

Leading on climate is not only a moral imperative. It is how I honor my responsibility as a husband, a father and a Christian. Won't you join me?

Hispanic Evangelicals Call for Change in Capital Punishment

Rev. Gabriel Salguero | Posted 07.06.2014 | Religion
Rev. Gabriel Salguero

Indubitably, there is a growing consensus that our criminal justice system, notwithstanding its strengths and virtues, needs improvement. However, one area of sentencing which lags behind in public opinion is capital punishment.

Son of God and Hispanic Evangelicals

Rev. Gabriel Salguero | Posted 05.04.2014 | Religion
Rev. Gabriel Salguero

What does Hollywood have to do with Jesus and Hispanics? Not a question many expect to hear often on Hollywood Boulevard or in the corridors of the biggest movie studios in the country. But it's a new day in the country and Hollywood.

El Sueño; Hispanic Evangelicals and Dr. King's Dream

Rev. Gabriel Salguero | Posted 10.28.2013 | Religion
Rev. Gabriel Salguero

The close to 8 million Latino evangelicals owe a deep debt of gratitude to leaders like King, Rosa Parks, César Chavez, Joanne Robinson, and Fannie Lou Hamer. Our debt to them and to the Gospel is to be sure we are part of the on-going movement for civil and human rights in the U.S. and all over the world.

Elise Foley

GOP Leaders Urge Latinos To Ignore 'Outlier' On immigration | Elise Foley | Posted 07.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republican leaders reassured Latino evangelicals on Wednesday that they are committed to immigration reform and a majority of thei...

Latino Evangelicals Trending: A Closer Look And What's Next?

Rev. Gabriel Salguero | Posted 06.08.2013 | Religion
Rev. Gabriel Salguero

We have much to say about environmentalism, human trafficking, issues of life, prison reform, educational equity, urban and rural development, arms trade, U.S. foreign aid and the list goes on. The media, government and NGOs would do well in not ghettoizing us to a one-issue constituency.

WATCH: Will Latinos Join The Religious Right?

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.14.2013 | Latino Voices

Will Latinos fuel the future growth of the religious right? Though Latinos voted overwhelmingly in favor of President Barack Obama in last year’s...

Despierta! Hispanic Evangelicals And Political Ping-Pong

Rev. Gabriel Salguero | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Rev. Gabriel Salguero

Hispanic evangelicals are the quintessential swing voters. If Pew's research is correct, the approximate 7.5 million Latino evangelicals are an electorate that is not easily tied to any political party.

Jaweed Kaleem

New Survey Reveals Sharp Contrasts Between Evangelical And Catholic Latino Voters | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 10.18.2012 | Religion

A new survey released Thursday shows that while Latino voters generally support the reelection of President Barack Obama by a wide margin over Republi...

Latino Evangelicals Join Forces With Catholics

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 07.28.2014 | Latino Voices

While newer generations are losing their religion, many Latinos have converged, en masse, on evangelical churches across the country in search of a po...

Janell Ross

Latino Evangelicals: 'We Are The Ultimate Swing Vote' | Janell Ross | Posted 04.25.2012 | Latino Voices

When the Rev. Gabriel Salguero stands to talk politics with rooms full of Latino evangelical ministers, he often starts by mentioning his concern abou...

Organizing for Immigration Reform: An Interview With Deepak Bhargava

Daniel Altschuler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Altschuler

Mr. Bhargava spoke with me on issues ranging from the potential impact of Latino voters and grassroots mobilizations, and the challenges facing progressive groups in the wake of Arizona's immigration law.