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January 8, 2017

Upcoming Action Opportunities to Help Refugees and Immigrants

Refugee and Immigration Ministries, a ministry of Disciples Home Missions in partnership with the Disciples Center for Public Witness and the Christian Church Capital Area, is offering action opportunities to help immigrants and refugees:

Hello, friends—

I REALLY hope you and others can join our Webinar THIS Monday from 4-6 p.m. Eastern—and might also feel led to engage in some of the other ways to support refugees and immigrants included in the news below! For those who are Disciples or UCC, we’ll be having breakout conversations during a portion of the webinar for planning and strategizing. Also, all other participants will engage in conversations by group or region as well!

Please see also that, for ANY folks who may live or be in the DC/Md./Va. area this coming week, there are great needs for folks to demonstrate our “ministry of presence” to show support for refugees and immigrants, by attending key confirmation hearings on Tuesday and Wednesday. For others outside the area, PHONE CALLS and relationship building with local leaders is VITAL to help protect refugees (and the US refugee program itself), and to protect immigrant families and their children in our communities!

Thanks-this is SUCH an important time to make sure our leaders are hearing the simple and clear message that our communities are COMMITTED TO WELCOMING and appreciating the gifts of our refugee and immigrant neighbors!!!

Please share this info. with all the folks you can, sign up for the webinar and other events if you possibly can—and thanks so much!!

Blessings,

Rev. Dr. Sharon Stanley-Rea

Director, Refugee & Immigration Ministries

Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

In the U.S. and Canada

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