In October, the NC Council of Churches will kick off a series of events to bring together clergy and seminary students around immigration issues – and you’re invited to attend! Here are the dates and times:
- Saturday, Oct. 8, 12-1:30pm, Shaw Divinity School (Raleigh)
- Thursday, Oct. 13, 11-12:30pm, Wake Forest Divinity School (Winston-Salem)
- Friday, Oct. 28, 5-6pm, Hood Theological Seminary (Salisbury)
- Thursday, Nov. 3, 11:30-12:30pm, Memorial Baptist Church near Campbell Divinity School (Buies Creek)
All of the events are free. Please RVSP with the links above.
This statewide series represents an opportunity for local ministers and students to gather together and discuss immigration through the lens of faith. Every day we’re seeing how congregations are on the front lines of the immigration debate – offering English courses, meals, job training, and pastoral care to people facing very challenging situations. In these challenging times, there is nothing quite like sitting down with other faith leaders and students as we seek a faithful response together.
These events are geared towards busy religious professionals and faith leaders, and they provide an overview of immigration issues in the context of a great networking event (and free lunch!). To date, over 500 NC clergy and faith leaders have participated in similar events over the last two years.
The series will also feature new resources that are available to NC congregations, including the Council’s new bible study, Becoming the Church Together: Immigration, the Bible, and Our New Neighbors.
Click here to check out our video from the event at Duke Divinity School last July.
Even if you cannot attend, please help us spread the word about these important gatherings. Thank you.
-Chris Liu-Beers, Program Associate