Friday, February 10, 2017

Cherith Brook Catholic Worker in partnership with Advocates for Immigrants Rights and Reconciliation (AIRR) is hosting a webinar on “How to Become a Sanctuary Community 101.” On Sunday, February 19 from 6-8pm at 3226 E. 12th St, Kansas City, MO 64127 all interested communities of faith, organizing groups, and allies are invited to join a conversation on creating sanctuary for immigrants and refugees in Kansas City. Our goal is to 1) Introduce the Sanctuary Movement 2) explore rolls various groups can play, and 3) build a network of support that fits our community’s situation and can be prepared to respond in crises.
The Webinar was originally recorded in January by the PC(USA) Synod of the Northeast in conjunction with Presbyterian Peace Fellowship. It consists of a panel of those with current and past experience in the Sanctuary Movement. Panelists include John Fife, Alison Harrington, Amy Beth Willis and Jim Rigby. There will be a follow up discussion after viewing the webinar.
We believe communities of faith who are willing to place the welcome for the stranger at the center of their faith and work must organize, brainstorm, network- unite with courage and creativity to offer radical welcome in a hostile world. Acting on faith contributes to hope. Come join us!
PLEASE RSVP to Cherith Brook CW at 816-241-8047 or we want to make sure there is enough room.
Don’t neglect to open up your homes to guests, because by doing this some have been hosts to angels without knowing it. Remember prisoners as if you were in prison with them, and people who are mistreated as if you were in their place. -Hebrews 3:2-3
“…as free people, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil” -1 Peter 2:16

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