Breaking Down the Walls: An Immigration workshop at Ronald UMC

Friday, May 31, 2013


Breaking Down the Walls: An Immigration workshop

Why can’t they stay behind the walls? They take our jobs.
They break the law. Why should we welcome them?
“at the center of Christian faithfulness to Scripture is the call we have been given to love and welcome the sojourner …” (“Welcoming the Migrant to the U.S.”, 2012 United Methodist Book of Resolutions)

The Seattle District UMW and the PNW Conference UMW Committee on Racial Justice are offering a workshop on the complex immigration challenges and options for humane action.

Speakers: Dr. Jan et’ Crouse (PNW Conference UMW), Rev. Lyda Pierce (Immigration Task Force, PNW Conference UMC), Rev. Larry Warren (Northwest Detention Center Roundtable), Liz Dunbar (Tacoma Community House)

Saturday June 8, 2013, 8:30am - 12:30pm 

Objectives:
  • Explore our beliefs about immigration and relationship to racial justice
  • Increase our awareness of our broken immigration system
  • Hear about Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Raids

Learn about the Detention Center and impact on undocumented immigrants* and their families
  • Hear about how Tacoma Community House supports immigration
  • Learn about the current immigration legislation in states and Congress
  • Take action for humane immigration reform

*Undocumented immigrant is the suggested term for “illegal immigrant”

Pre-registration form (download). Open to the public - registration at the door. Ronald United Methodist Church is located at 17839 Aurora Ave N, Shoreline 98133
8:30-9:00 Registration  9-12:30 Workshop  Lunch 12:30pm

Updated 05-31-2013 4:39pm


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