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“What do you think?” Rob Fohr, director of Faith-Based Investing & Corporate Engagement for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), asked after surveying the multi-room warehouse packed with household supplies.
For more than 200 Presbyterians, Ecumenical Advocacy Days began with Compassion, Peace & Justice Training Day at New York Avenue Presbyterian Church and ended with a visit to Capitol Hill to lobby Congress for changes in the approach to immigration and refugees.
Forest Hill Presbyterian Church has always been progressive, according to pastor John Lentz. The Cleveland Heights, Ohio, church found itself having to make some tough decisions in the past year when a woman in their community faced deportation.
Conversations in the church going deeper and farther February 6, 2018 The immigration conversation is nowhere close to being done. The political discourse around immigration continues to affect communities and… Read more »
Why would a family leave home in Central America and embark on a harrowing 2,500-mile journey with the uncertain outcome of finding asylum in the United States? The Genesis of Exodus, a new interactive online resource, seeks answers to this question. It offers a wealth of background and tools to help Presbyterians and others understand and respond to immigration issues.
Presbyterians attending the 222nd General Assembly in Portland, Oregon, will have an opportunity to recognize refugees seeking to start a new life. Monday, June 20th is World Refugee Day, established by the United Nations to recognize the millions of refugees and internally displaced persons worldwide, forced to leave their homes because of persecution, conflict and war.