Resources and Study Guides

Become an immigrant welcoming congregation.
The Journey toward becoming an Immigrant Welcoming Congregation involves multiple study and reflection sessions. Download this wonderful toolkit created by our UCC Southwest Conference.

Welcoming Immigrants to our Workplaces and Communities [html] [pdf] [with endnotes] [en espanol]
An overview from JWM including sections on why immigrants come to the U.S., the impact of the North American Free Trade Agreement, workplace raids and how to prepare for and respond to raids, and immigrants and “our” jobs. 

Dandole la Bienvenida a los Inmigrantes a nuestras Comunidades y Lugares de Trabajo [pdf]
Este documento cubre topicas como porque inmigrantes vienen a los EE.UU., el impacto del Tratado Norteamericano de Libre Comercio (NAFTA), y como prepárese para responder a las redadas en el lugar de empleo.

Understanding the DREAM Act
The education of immigrant children is not only a smart investment; as an expression of the call to love our neighbors ad ourselves, it is also a moral imperative.  The issues of immigration and immigration enforcement affect the children in immigrant families and the public schools that serve those children.

Immigration: Welcoming the Stranger
A PowerPoint overview of immigration from Justice and Witness Ministries.

Is Consensus Possible between People of Faith on Immigration?
A thoughtful reflection by the UCC's Rev. Dr. Donna Schaper

The Immigration Dilemma, a six-week study guide to immigration from the Friends Committee on National Legislation

From the UCC Illinois Conference's Illinois Maya Ministry, a four-week study guide of Luis Alberto Urrea’s The Devil’s Highway, a powerful, true depiction of migrants crossing into the U.S.