Date: October 9, 4pm Eastern
As Christians, we are called to love our neighbors as ourselves, welcome the stranger, and acknowledge that whatever we do for the least of these, we do to Christ. Join Policy Advisor Rushad Thomas from The Episcopal Church’s Office of Government Relations as he provides an overview of the migration policy landscape on Capitol Hill. In this webinar Thomas will explore everything from DACA and public charge to refugees and family separation, all with a focus on connecting the Church’s public policy positions back to our baptismal promise to proclaim the Good News of God in Christ, seek and serve Christ in all persons, and respect the dignity of every human being.
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- Recording of the October 9 webinar
- Previous webinar video: EMM/EPPN Refugee Program Update
- Episcopal Church Advocacy on Migration, Refugees, and Immigration
- Ask your Senators to support TPS for Venezuelans
- Video: What’s the difference? Immigrants, Refugees, Migrants
- Episcopal Church Statement on the White House Decision to Reduce the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program
- U.S. Refugee Admissions Q&A and TAKE ACTION: Action Alert
- Timeline of changes to asylum
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Partners in Welcome BOOK CLUB
Thursday, October 17, 1:00pm Eastern
Join us for the PiW Book Club, where we read and discuss books that help inform the work of welcome. This quarter’s pick is The Ungrateful Refugee: What Immigrants
Never Tell You by Dina Nayeri. Kendall Martin and Melissa Coulston will lead a virtual discussion group on October 17th at 1pm EST.
Virtual Workshop: What now? Building community partnerships for a changing refugee ministry
Thursday, November 7, 2019, 4:00-5:30pm Eastern
In a political climate that has dramatically affected refugee arrivals and the operations of support agencies, how can we strengthen support for refugees already in the U.S. and continue our commitment of welcome? This virtual workshop will look at changing needs and opportunities for ministry beyond initial resettlement. We’ll take a look at our gospel foundation and consider new ways to be loving neighbors and friends – exploring community partnerships, including how to develop them, and collaborations for education and advocacy. The workshop will include time for discussion of partnerships, sharing ideas, and Q&A. Limited to 12 participants and 24 observers.
On behalf of the staff, resettlement partners, supporters, and volunteers of Episcopal Migration Ministries, we thank you for your interest and support of our ministry of welcome, education, and advocacy for refugees, immigrants, and asylum seekers. We welcome your financial support with a donation. Thank you!