Supporting Asylum Seekers
We are living at a time when refugees, asylum seekers, and immigrants are often in the news and too often considered a political “issue.” These people are not a political issue; they are human beings and children of God in desperate need. We can help meet those needs, while also lifting up the vulnerable so that they can stand on their own. This toolkit provides guidance and resources for congregations who want to support asylum seekers and welcome their newest neighbors. Welcoming our neighbors as we would welcome Christ is not a political issue; it is an issue of our identity as followers of Jesus, as members of the Episcopal branch of the Jesus movement, and as people who made promises at our baptisms.
Will you seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving your neighbor as yourself?
Will you strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being?
To these questions, together we answer with a resounding, “We will, with God’s help.”