Eastern Nazarene releases statement on DACA decision

September 5, 2017

As a Christian college, Eastern exists to educate all students who choose to continue their education in our community. We desire to invest in, mentor and support our students as part of our mission to provide a quality liberal arts education to students of all ages. Echoing the statements issued earlier this year by the Church of the Nazarene’s Board of General Superintendents and the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) regarding DACA, we believe Christ compels us to love and care for all students, knowing all people are made in the image of God. We desire Eastern Nazarene College to be a community characterized by love, compassion, and hospitality.

“As part of a global movement that addresses human need in more than 160 countries, we believe it inconsistent to ignore the education of our neighbors,” said Dr. Dan Boone, president-elect of Eastern. “There are no foreigners in the kingdom of God.”