The 2013 WDP theme of welcoming the stranger feels poignant in these days around the July 4 national holiday. As we remember that this place is a nation of immigrants, we also remember our country’s history of privileging one group over others, who became outsiders. What better way to celebrate freedom than to work for the reform of immigration policy. The Center for American Progress ran an in-depth piece this week about the history of people of faith working to welcome strangers throughout our nation’s history. Check it out to learn more.