Immigration

Sundays, June 9, 16, and 23 Western Presbyterian Church is holding a three week series engaging in conversation and action around three “tracks” or themes. Join worship at 10am. Then grab a cup of coffee and head to a track for the 11 am hour. Intercultural Faith Exploring the life and work of Howard Thurman, pioneer in intercultural ministry andRead More →

The PC(USA) Frontero De Cristo Bi-national  Ministry is taking a delegation of interested persons on a pilgrimage from the US/Mexico Border to the Mexico/Guatemala border to explore the connections between coffee, migration, and faith. As the WPC delegation that visited the Frontero de Cristo Community Ministries in January 2018 can attest, experiencing life along the Mexico US border opens heartsRead More →

You might have heard about a caravan of folks who are traveling from Central America, through Mexico, seeking asylum in the United States. (And if you haven’t heard about the caravan, check out this great explainer!) Many of those on the caravan are specifically fleeing violence in Honduras. While this caravan has been operating informally since 2010, this year it hasRead More →

The Office of Public Witness (OPW) of Presbyterian Church USA (PCUSA) here in the nation’s capital has been the public policy ministry of our denomination since 1946. On Sunday, February 25 the Free Inquiry class is hosting OPW’s Associate for Domestic Poverty and Environmental Issues, Nora Leccese.  Ms. Leccese, on the OPW staff since 2015, will speak to the classRead More →

From the PCUSA Office of Public Witness: URGENT: 5 WAYS TO DEFEND DACA & TPS News sources are reporting that President Trump is considering terminating the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. This move would turn our nation’s back on immigrant youth who are valued members of our communities. Terminating DACA would place the nearly 800,000 DREAMers whom theRead More →

The WPC Micah 6:8 Immigration, Refugees and Sanctuary group has received information from the Presbyterian USA Office of Public Witness recommending immediate action on two public policy areas: 1. Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) – – action is needed to urge the President not to repeal the DACA program. DACA was enacted by former President Barack Obama in 2014,Read More →

Having members of the community accompany undocumented migrants to their regular check-ins with ICE can deter ICE agents from immediately deporting the migrant. It also ensures a connection between the migrant and their community, ensuring they have support at a very vulnerable time and ensuring their family knows what happened to them if they are taken into custody. If youRead More →