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Defending Families and Human Dignity: An Immigration Messaging and Strategy Training Webinar
July 24, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
As people of faith, we believe that immigrant families are precious to God, but recent news reveals just how far our government is straying from this principle- families being separated at the border, individuals seeking sanctuary as their last option, asylum seekers being turned away, and thousands being detained and deported. These events are discouraging and disheartening as we witness our neighbors worry that they will be deported from their only safe home and forced to leave their families.
The Council is partnering with Faith in Public Life for a free webinar discussing recent policy changes and what we can do about them. Jennie Belle, Faith Community Organizer with Church World Service, will speak on the current Sanctuary Movement that is continuously growing as more unjust immigration policies are implemented. She will also share some of the recent success stories of guests coming out of sanctuary. Doug Long, pastor of Umstead Park UCC (a host sanctuary church), will share his insight on best practices when hosting someone in sanctuary. Juana Tobar Ortega, a woman currently in sanctuary, will also share her own experience about how she came to be in sanctuary and what life looks like for her now.
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