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Repairing broken sidewalks

Before delivering a talk to end Church World Service’s Together We Welcome Conference  on Sunday, the Rev. Dr. Karen Georgia Thompson delivered one of her many published poems to the online audience of about 300 people.

Workshop explores coming alongside immigrants

Presbyterians and many other people of faith are accompanying asylum seekers from Central America and as far away as African nations through the U.S. immigration court process.  Just how successful that coming alongside process will be remains to be seen as President-elect Joe Biden and the 117th Congress reshape U.S. immigration policy and laws beginning in January 2021.

CPJ Training Day to include panel discussion on migrants, refugees and displaced people

As the U.S. government continues to debate the future of migrants, refugees and displaced people living in this country, the upcoming Compassion, Peace and Justice Training Day will address the issue head-on. The daylong event, part of Ecumenical Advocacy Training Weekend, will provide Presbyterians an opportunity to learn more about the people most impacted.

Registration open for 2018 Compassion, Peace and Justice 2018 Training Day

he theme is set for the 2018 Compassion, Peace and Justice Training Day, to be held April 20, in Washington, D.C. The annual day-long gathering at New York Avenue Presbyterian Church provides Presbyterians with the opportunity to engage on major social justice issues. This year’s theme is ‘A World Uprooted: Responding to Migrants, Refugees and Displaced People.’

Churches welcome refugee families

Loan Nguyen waited anxiously at the airport for the arrival of a Syrian family that had traveled 13 hours from Jordan. The family, displaced by war in Syria, had spent more than two years in a refugee camp, trying to find a new home. The couple and their two small children were entering a country they did not know, and they had no idea what to expect.