In the past we have linked a great deal of information. If you scroll through the recent archive of posts, the last forty or so of them are devotionals from the Lenten Season (worth a read, if you didn’t get to them during Lent).
During Annual Conference we will be submitting a resolution (Resolution 2019 — Seeing Immigrant People). This resolution will invite the Conference to do a few things:
- Become aware of their immigrant neighbors and the forces affecting them.
- Be connected to the Conference-wide work done with immigrant neighbors.
- Support the work already being done, including the Law Clinic efforts.
Places to find information about your immigrant neighbors and the current laws affecting them:
- NC Council of Churches immigration ministry contact Rachel Baker
- Alerta Migratoria
- NC Policy Watch from the NC Justice Center — www.NCPolicyWatch.com
- Subscribe to mailing list from the Justice For Our Neighbors network — www.NJFON.org
Ways to offer assistance to your local immigrant neighbors:
- Catholic Charities — https://www.catholiccharitiesusa.org/
- Dial 211 — to find out local sources of aid.
- Connect to a good immigration lawyer — e.g. Doug Thie who spoke at AC a couple years back.
Stuff you/your Church can get connected to:
- Institute for Emerging Issues’ Rural Faith Communities wing and “Multicultural Partnerships” Peer Network — https://iei.ncsu.edu/faith/
- Get a coach through the Rural Center to connect better with your immigrant neighbors — https://www.ncruralcenter.org/engagement/faith-in-rural-communities/
- Connect with FaithAction or learn more about it — http://faithaction.org/
- Explore Student Action with Farmworkers — https://www.saf-unite.org/
- Tell Congress to Stop Child Detention
NCCUMC Efforts going on through the rest of the year:
- Apex Law Clinic in Apex, NC
- JFON Law Clinic in Fayetteville
- Sanctuary Support with pastor Jose Chicas in Durham
Theologically Astute Blogs and Letters to Read and to help you pray:
- When God Breaks the Law
- The Book of Revelation is Political: Jesus, Empire, and Immigration in the US
- The Resistance Prays e-mail
Books/Articles to Check out