Are you interested in helping your congregation learn more about immigration? There are four important ways a church can engage deeply in immigration work: learning and sharing the myths and facts, reflecting a care for immigrants during worship, having meaningful connections with immigrant communities and organizations, and effectively advocating for more just policies.
Scripture reminds us over and over that God uses “strangers” and immigrants to bring a blessing. Use this litany in your Sunday worship as a way to remember our many brothers and sisters whose immigration status puts them in need of prayers and to remember stories of immigrants in the Bible.
If we’re going to think faithfully about immigration and immigrants, it’s important that we share an understanding of how immigration works today. This fact sheet provides basic information about how the U.S. legal immigration system is designed.
This guide seeks to provide answers to many of the most common questions that policymakers, the media, and the public ask about immigration and provides background on what immigration means to the US as we debate reform of our immigration system.
We have partnered with the “Immigrants are Blessing, Not a Burden” campaign to offer worship materials for congregations who wish to highlight immigrants and refugees during their All Nations Heritage Sunday.
Responsible political advocacy must do more than offer only one side of a multi-sided issues, both as to facts and arguments. Being "one-sided" cannot and will not result in justice for all, but rather intractable division.
Gather with a group of family, friends, classmates, or church members to engage with these audio stories through listening, learning, and loving.
To close out the series, the Office of Social Justice invites you to engage deeply in three ways: Listen, Learn, and Love. Use the stories and provided questions for your church's adult education classes.