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.
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.
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.
Refugee Action Alert — March 8, 2017
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
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.
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.
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.
Host a Press Conference
Organize an Interfaith Vigil
Sample Media Advisory/Release
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…Read more >
For those in the DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia (DMV) area, we invite you to show your support for Refugees and Immigrants by signing up…Read more >
Shaymaa and her family are two time refugees, from Iraq to Syria and from Syria to the United States. They are now rebuilding their lives…Read more >
For updates on Immigrant and Farm Worker rights check out the August RIM Wrap. Included in this newsletter are the following: – Community Navigators Training…Read more >