Refugee and Immigration Ministries equips Disciples to respond to Jesus’ call to welcome the stranger through refugee resettlement, ministering with immigrants, and advocacy. We provide resources for your congregation, legal consultations, and connections to hands-on mission work.
As Disciples throughout the country are engaging in welcome for Afghan refugees, and even as many near our Disciples headquarters office in Indianapolis are experiencing thousands of Afghans being processed through Camp Atterbury, I wanted to invite you all to join us for a conversation with Week of Compassion and Refugee and Immigration Ministries Disciples Home Missions on Tuesday, September 14, 11 a.m. CT/12 noon ET. Learn & share about how congregations are creating refuge and welcome with Afghans in local communities—and how you can, too! Register at: https://www.discipleshomemissions.org/…/refugee…/.
Speakers will include congregations that have previously worked with Afghan SIVs, as well as the perspective of a US veteran who served with Afghan allies and is assisting in ongoing protections and resettlement. Additional background and resources will be provided by RIM and WOC for congregations seeking to resettle in their areas.
Reach out with further questions, plan to join next Tuesday’s webinar, and PLEASE DO invite your friends and the congregations of your region!!
Blessings to you!
Sharon Rev. Dr. Sharon Stanley-Rea,
Director, Disciples Refugee & Immigration Ministries (RIM) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the U.S. & Canada