Disciples Rally 4 Family Justice
Saturday, July 8, 3-5 p.m.

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.

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.

Workshops

From Student Visa to Green Card — Calling all seminary students! Please join Disciples Immigration Legal Counsel at General Assembly to learn how you might pursue your call to ministry in the U.S. long term. Come get information for yourself or for a friend. All are welcome. Please spread the word. This workshop will be on Monday, July 10 and Tuesday, July 11 both at 3:00 p.m.

Refugee & Immigration Ministries invites you to JOIN OUR WORKSHOP during General Assembly. The Rev. Sharon Stanley-Rea (Disciples Refugee and Immigration Ministries) and Tana Liu-Beers (Disciples Legal Immigration Counsel), together with impacted refugee and immigrant leaders will be presenting a workshop Tuesday, July 11, 8:45-10:45 a.m. on Welcoming Immigrants & Refugees: Hearing Affected Voices, Understanding Changes, Acting Beyond Rhetoric.

Come discuss how our faith intersects with one of the hottest topics of our time. We hear almost daily about refugees and immigrants in the news. But who are the refugees and immigrants that are connected with our congregations and partners as Disciples? And how are their lives, their churches, their families–and our communities together–being affected by rhetoric and policies that resist their presence among us? We’ll explore changes instituted through recent Executive Orders and their implementation, and hear stories of how immigrant and refugee families are hurting, coping, and seeking solidarity. Then we’ll activate our faith to find ways past divisions and fear as we engage in Know Your Rights awareness, share welcoming models, practice rapid response strategies, and learn how our voices can help build justice and hope.

This workshop will connect with the “Immigrant Welcoming” resolution to be considered during the Assembly (See the resolution on at: ga.disciples.org/business or www.discipleshomemissions.org/refugee-immigration-ministries), and will also relate to the Emergency “Refugee Welcoming” resolution to be presented at the Assembly, as well.