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A Faithful Witness at the Border


The Southwest Conference of the UCC is calling for a week of Faithful Witness at the Border, August 26 – 30, 2018 that will include:

  • A humanitarian mission to the Mexican side of the border to visit and take supplies to asylum-seekers in shelters and camped out at the ports of entry due to a slowdown in applications being received.
  • Solidarity actions at the detention facilities in Eloy and Florence where parents of kids separated from their families are being held.
  • Training and strategy sessions around ‘Being an Immigrant Welcoming Congregation’ and ‘Acting as an Advocate and Ally’ with members from the UCC Washington office
  • Conversations with local ministry partners in Arizona - The Samaritans and other immigration ministry groups.
  • A visit to Operation Streamline immigration court where parents whose children were taken away are appearing in the hope of finding their kids.

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Earlier Event: August 23
Faith in Solidarity
Later Event: August 30
Affordable Housing