Detention Should Not Be For Victims of Crime

The original point of immigration detention was to keep Americans safe from dangerous criminals. But in our zeal to protect ourselves, the United States is imprisoning a group of people…

How to Build a Big Beautiful Wall of Compassion

Finding themselves angry about the hateful and wasteful border wall dominating our national consciousness, the Modern-Day Church Lady and her church decide to build a wall of compassion instead. “Good…

In Children’s Detention, a Birthday is a Bad Day

The news is full of outrage about the inhumane treatment of unaccompanied minors from Central America. However, there is one equally terrifying aspect of their journey that is being overlooked. …

Who You Need for Sparkling Holiday Conversation

It was the ultimate parental shaming. Bored at a Thanksgiving several years ago, my son decided to video the torpid pace of our holiday conversation. No one comes out particularly…

How to Keep Guatemalan Women Off the Migrant Caravan

The Modern-Day Church Lady recounts an inspiring economic solution she witnessed on a recent trip to Guatemala that helps women thrive in the countryside. The vehemently negative comments I get…

5 Good Reasons To Host An Asylee In Your Home

With the holidays coming fast and furious, the Modern-Day Church Lady offers 5 reasons to host asylees (people who have been granted asylum) in your home, for the holidays or…