An Interfaith tea and dialogue on women and immigration
Join fellow women of faith at “Ruth’s Journey” as we discuss how relationships transcend barriers and the need for immigration reform.
- When: 3:00pm on April 26, 2013
- Where: Duke Memorial United Methodist Church 504 W. Chapel Hill Street, Durham NC
- RSVP & for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
In congregations and communities across the United States, women form strong friendships with one another, transcending differences in backgrounds, ethnicities, ages, and religions. The basic tenants underlying all faiths become a common convening for diverse women to discover the special kinship among them and build stronger, more welcoming communities.
As the public spotlight shines on immigration reform, women of faith reflect on women who have come before them, including Ruth, who in the Hebrew Bible migrated alongside her mother-in-law, Naomi, and worked the fields as a migrant laborer. Ruth’s bravery, loyalty, and humility led her to be one of the few women mentioned by name in the Bible as part of the line of David and Jesus, and make her a great example to women today. It is not lost on us, however, that the current U.S. immigration system would not recognize the familial relationship between this mother and her daughter-in-law (Ruth 1 and 2).
By telling their unique stories, women immigrants and the women who welcome them in North Carolina can share their wisdom and help remind lawmakers and the public of the moral imperative for immigration reform that prioritizes family unity and creates a roadmap to citizenship.
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