Solidarity with People Seeking Asylum
The UCC engages in support for asylum seekers because of and through the lens of faith. Worship, ritual and theological articulation are central to why and how the UCC supports people seeking asylum.
Praising God and caring for one another as God’s children is the heart of who we are as Christians
–Preach and Study using Scripture Texts on Welcoming the Stranger
–Use Litany for Families Being Separated
The UCC advocates for Comprehensive Immigration Reform and connects with members of Congress on particular legislation and policy actions that will support Asylum Seekers in the United States.
—Sign pledge of solidarity with people seeking asylum
—Tell Congress to Support Those Seeking Asylum
–Write Opinion Editorial for Local Media Platform
–Host a letter writing party during Sunday morning coffee hour and visit federal legislators in home districts
The UCC encourages congregations and individuals to mobilize for public witness in support of people seeking asylum in the United States. Public witness is important within every local community in the U.S. and in collective actions in locations close to the U.S. southern border.
—Order and Display Lawn Sign for Epiphany
#WelcomeRefugees, #WelcomeAsylumSeekers, #WelcomeChrist
Accompaniment & Shelter
Local UCC congregations and national networks are physically accompanying people seeking asylum in the United States through short-term sheltering, personal accompaniment through the asylum legal process and connecting with local resources in communities throughout the U.S.
–Participate in 2019 Webinar on ways to Provide Welcome and Support for Asylum Seekers in your Community. More information coming.
–Accompany families in your local community.
— Apply to become a long-term Partners in Service volunteer (1-6 months)
–Apply for the Young Adult Service Communities 2019-2020 with placements related to immigration and refugees.
–Plan a group solidarity trip with an organization working with asylum seekers for the long term with Mission Trip Opportunities.
—Subscribe to Global Ministries (UCC/Disciples) Weekly Up-dates.
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