refugee - full logoRefugee 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.

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Disciples Rally 4 Family Justice

Join us in unity at the start of General Assembly in Indianapolis on Saturday, July 8, 2017, from 3 to 5 p.m., for a Disciples Rally 4 Family Justice.  We will gather at the convention center beginning at 2:45 p.m. in a location to be determined. Then march to the State Capitol Grounds for a Rally/Press Conference. This event is being sponsored by several ministries of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).  Go here for a flyer that can be downloaded to help get the word out about this important event.

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General Assembly Resolution

Disciples will be considering a resolution at the General Assembly in Indianapolis, Indiana in July. GA-1723 on “Becoming Immigrant Welcoming Congregations.”  View the proposed resolution.

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Refugee Action Alert — March 8, 2017

2017 Lenten Devotions

Disciples Home Missions and Refugee & Immigration Ministries response to Executive Orders against Refugees and Immigrants: Refugee Bans Accelerated ICE Raids – February 21, 2017

Interfaith Amicus Brief – Feb. 16, 1017

Urgent — Take Action Now

Tell the White House & Congress that you OPPOSE Trump’s Announcement to Grind Refugee Resettlement To a Halt & Bar Refugees from Certain Countries. Go here to see the full Media Alert.

Refugee and Immigrant Support Resources

PRINT AND SIGN THE REFUGEE SUPPORT VALENTINE CARD here to send your friends.  The Valentine expresses your support for refugees, and lets them know how to get involved to make a difference in welcoming them!

PRINT AND SIGN THE REFUGEE SUPPORT VALENTINE POSTCARD here to deliver to your in-district and Washington, D.C. legislative offices for your two Senators and Congressional Representative.

  • Toolkit: Community Response to Trump Attack on the U.S. Refugee Program
    Rapid Response Prayer Vigils & Press Conferences

Time for Action —Now is the time to take action in response to the Trump administration’s attack on the refugee program through hosting a press conference, interfaith vigil, sending out a media release or writing an opinion editorial. Go to Toolkit here.

Toolkit Content
Host a Press Conference
Organize an Interfaith Vigil
Sample Media Advisory/Release
Talking Points
Social Media
Opinion Editorial

  • Sanctuary Support Toolkit: For guidance on how you can hold prayer vigils, share supportive stories about Immigrants with the media, and hold a Press Conference or other actions for support in your area. Go to Toolkit here.
  • 10 Key Points about Sanctuary Cities — From the Immigrant Legal Resource Center. Go here.

 

 


Recent Posts

Lenten Devotions

2017 Lenten Devotions The devotions include reflections for Ash Wednesday, as well as for the five Sundays of Lent before Holy Week, plus Palm Sunday. …

Letter to Trump Requesting His Administration Continue DACA

Refugee and Immigration Ministries of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) is among the signers of a letter from 850+ national, state, and local non-profit…

Sign up for the DMV Area Refugee-Immigrant Rapid Response Network

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Call Your Senators Today

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A Refugee’s Story of Fleeing Unspeakable Conditions

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RIM Wrap: Refugee Updates

For updates on Refugee & Immigration issues check out the September RIM Wrap. Included in this newsletter are the following: Sign this Postcard by Sept….

Postcard to Help Refugees

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RIM Wrap: Immigrant and Farm Worker Rights Updates!

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Diapers in Detention

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