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Texas congregation hosts “Change the Conversation” immigration conference

Saturday, Oct. 19, First Christian Church in Fort Worth, TX, hosted around 40 people from several congregations for a “Change the Conversation” conference on immigration. The event planning committee decided to focus on immigration and refugee issues because “We wanted truth,” explains committee member and FCC elder Ruth Winkler. “We wanted to hear some truth […]

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Posted on October 24, 2019
Filed under: Congregations, General Ministries, People, Regions, Resources
Children and Families in Detention & At the Border: A Word to the Church/Niños y Familias en detención y en la Frontera: Una palabra a la iglesia

Add your own name via the form at the bottom of this page. Names will not appear automatically but will be added on a regular basis. Learn more about immigration issues. Rev. Teresa “Terri” Hord Owens, General Minister and President Rev. Dr. Timothy James, Associate General Minister and Administrative Secretary of the National Convocation Rev. […]

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Posted on July 16, 2019
Filed under: Ecumenical, Family & Children, General, General Ministries
Reconciliation webinar series explores immigration and criminal justice systems

Last month, Reconciliation Ministry partnered with three other ministries to offer two webinars on issues impacting the Church and the world. The first webinar, “Embracing the Call: Putting Out the Welcome Mat,” was presented by Reconciliation Ministry, Disciples Refugee and Immigration Ministries, and Disciples Immigration Legal Counsel. In this discussion, leaders discussed what being a […]

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Posted on October 3, 2018
Filed under: Congregations, General Ministries, People, Regions, Resources
From Disciples Home Missions’ Refugee & Immigration Ministries

Submitted by Rev. Dr. Sharon Stanley-Rea, Director, Disciples Refugee & Immigration Ministries Remembering how Jesus in Matthew 19 urged children not be hindered from accessing love, but allowed to come into his arms, I remain deeply pained that over 711 children are still separated from their parents after the two court-ordered deadlines for reunification of […]

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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