Through the experience, participants will be equipped to mobilize and engage in sustained advocacy for creating welcoming communities for refugees. Since its inception, the Academy has trained over 150 refugees and migrants from 37 states.
“The new order doubles down on demonizing refugees – implying that America should fear those who have been persecuted, tortured, threatened, and victimized by terrorists. America is diminished when we abandon our values and close our doors.”
With many recent changes to immigration policies, many congregations and other community groups are asking about how to get involved in supporting their immigrant parishioners and neighbors. In a number of communities across the country, immigrants are being deported or fear being detained.... more
President Trump has signed a rewritten executive order that again targets the migrant and refugee communities we care about.
This dangerous effort bans travelers from six Muslim-majority countries for at least 90 days; restarts the clock on a 120 day ban of the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program;... more