All of us are affected by the current public rhetoric around the issue of immigration, which is stirring up violence and racism, and further dehumanizing the population of immigrants in the United States. Current efforts to ramp up immigration enforcement efforts--including raids, detention and deportation--are sowing fear and tearing families apart. How do we, as Christians, respond? St. Alban's global mission committee has issued a statement on this subject, and we're having the following Sunday forums. If you missed one, you can listen by clicking the links below.
Sunday, April 23: Sanctuary--Theological Reflection (audio player will open in a pop-up window)
Led by the Rev'd Jim Quigley, we explore the Christian imperative to welcome the stranger.
Sunday, April 30: Sanctuary--Faith in the Public Square
Lacy Broemel of The Episcopal Church will discuss what the church and individual dioceses and parishes are doing.
Sunday, May 7: Sanctuary--Know Your Rights
A bilingual session led by the Rev'd Debbie Kirk and Laura Stump Kennedy on the rights citizens and undocumented residents have under the law. Small group discussions will be held in English and Spanish.