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GMP urges solution to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

On this day when the President proclaimed DACA protections would end unless a Congressional decision was reached, dreamers remain insecure in the absence of a legislative solution—and protected only because the courts have held up the program’s elimination. Refugee and Immigration Ministries is urging Congress to finalize permanent protections by passing a clean Dream Act […]

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Posted on March 5, 2018
Filed under: From the GMP, General Ministries
Immersion project aims at storytelling

The Pacific South West Region (PSWR) is organizing an immigration immersion experience for young adults this summer. Rev. BJ Barlow, PSWR staff, has secured a grant to make the July 25-Aug. 4 event financially affordable for ten participants ages 18-35 from across the U.S. and Canada. Applications are due March 31. “We are looking for […]

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Posted on February 8, 2018
Filed under: General Ministries, Regions, Young Adult
Refugee & Immigrant ‘Welcome Sunday’ is June 18

Disciples Home Missions’ Refugee and Immigration Ministries (RIM) invites congregations to participate in Refugee and Immigrant Welcome Sunday on June 18, 2017. This event is an occasion for congregations to celebrate their community’s welcome for refugees and immigrants. RIM provides a toolkit of resources for joining this celebration on their website, including the following: Join […]

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Posted on May 30, 2017
Filed under: General Ministries
Disciple pastor making difference for immigrants

“We need to seek partnerships that could help us be the Gospel in a concrete way, to embody God’s creative hope. We are called to do justice, advocate, and be co-creators of new life-giving opportunities for our communities on the margins,” says Rev. Héctor J. Hernández of Iglesia Nueva Creación (New Creation Church) in Indianapolis. […]

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Posted on April 1, 2016
Filed under: Congregations, General, People
DHM president joins amicus brief to Supreme Court

For Immediate Release March 8, 2016 Contact Megan Cagle, (602) 399-0723 Paul Marchione, (202) 601-7869 ***Press Release*** National Faith Groups File Brief with Supreme Court in Support of DACA and DAPA Washington – Earlier today, 24 Catholic, Evangelical and Protestant faith-based organizations filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court of the United States in […]

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Posted on March 9, 2016
Filed under: Ecumenical, General Ministries
President of Disciples Home Missions speaks at Capitol Hill press conference

On Monday, Sept. 28, Rev. Ron Degges, president of Disciples Home Missions, spoke at a faith leaders press conference on Syrian refugees.  In his comments, Degges noted Disciples’ historic faith commitments to acceptance of the world’s most vulnerable, despite their religious backgrounds.  Here are excerpts from his planned statement: I am grateful to be a […]

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Posted on September 28, 2015
Filed under: Ecumenical, General, General Ministries
On children at the border

Note: Dr. Watkins shared the following during a Sept. 3, 2014, press conference in support of a letter sent to President Barack Obama by faith leaders. The letter urges the President to protect unaccompanied children and families in any executive action on immigration. Read the letter A retired pastor, whose son works border patrol in […]

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Posted on September 3, 2014
Filed under: Uncategorized