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Love God, Love Neighbor 2018-01-23T13:02:12+00:00

LOVE GOD, LOVE NEIGHBOR

Love God, Love Neighbor is a three-day training that equips participants to be advocates, allies, and ambassadors for refugees and the ministry of refugee resettlement. Offered by Episcopal Migration Ministries, with funding from the Constable Fund, the training provides an in-depth exploration of the global displacement crisis, US refugee policy, the refugee resettlement process, faith-based advocacy for refugees, and organizing to welcome and support refugees in your home community.

The gathering brings together people not only from across The Episcopal Church, but also from ecumenical and lay partners to learn from one another as we explore different local contexts as they relate to refugee resettlement. The result is an invaluable opportunity to build community and relationships that continue on after the training ends.

You are invited to join us May 2-4, 2018, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in downtown Atlanta for the next Love God, Love Neighbor training.

Registration and Lodging

  • The registration fee is $150 and includes all training materials, a light breakfast and a hearty lunch each day, and a reception on the first day of the training.
  • Participants should plan to arrive in Atlanta on Tuesday, May 1st.
  • Registration will begin at 8:30am on Wednesday, May 2nd.
  • The training will end by 2:30pm on Friday, May 4th.
  • A block of hotel rooms is reserved for participants at the Crowne Plaza Atlanta with single rooms available at a group rate of $142/night, available for booking until April 5, 2018. Details for how to book a room will be provided by email after a participant registers.

Register here by March 19, 2018, to reserve your spot in Atlanta.

Location

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church is located at 435 Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 30308, just a couple of blocks from the Crowne Plaza.

Scholarships

A limited number of scholarships are available. These include waived registration fee and a partial or full scholarship to assist with lodging expenses. Scholarships do not cover costs associated with air or ground transportation to/from and during the conference. To inquire and receive the scholarship application, please email Allison Duvall, EMM Manager for Church Relations & Engagement.

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What to Expect 

During Love God, Love Neighbor, participants will engage in an educational and formational community. Through conversation and interactive workshops, participants will gain:
  • A comprehensive understanding of the refugee resettlement process
  • Tools to address misinformation and misconceptions
  • Skills for advocacy on the local, state, and federal levels
  • An understanding of the challenges and responses in the US resettlement context
  • Knowledge of the skills and strengths they bring as individuals and as members of the faith community to respond to these challenges

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Love God, Love Neighbor Training Team

  • Allison Duvall, EMM Manager for Church Relations & Engagement 
  • Kendall Martin, EMM Manager for Communications 
  • Lacy Broemel, Refugee & Immigration Policy Advisor for The Episcopal Church 
  • Jenny Grant, Interim Officer for Global Relations & Networking for The Episcopal Church
  • Heidi Kim, Staff Officer for Racial Reconciliation for The Episcopal Church
  • Melissa Coulston, Love God, Love Neighbor Coordinator

Contact

Melissa Coulston
Love God, Love Neighbor Coordinator
[email protected]

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