Immigration

Helping migrant youth through the U.S. immigration system and ending homelessness in D.C. through Western’s mission giving: Alarmed by the increasing number of youth arriving in the U.S, nearly 70,000 migrant children held in custody in 2019, the Mission Team provided Kids In Need of Defense (KIND) a $2000 grant.  KIND is a national organization that has five program goal: Read More →

Supporting prisoner community re-entry and migrants seeking new life Free Minds Write NightA gift of $3000 was made to Free Minds Write Night and Book Club.  Western Presbyterian Church has supported Free Minds for a number of years by hosting Write Night on an every other month basis. It’s a time for community volunteers to gather alongside Free Minds Poet Ambassadors homeRead More →

Write Congress about Gun Violence We all are reeling from the confluence of racist rhetoric from the President and the tragic loss of life from guns in El Paso and Texas.  We all wonder what we can do.  When you boil it down it’s simple:  speak out for love and justice.  Many organizations provide us with tools to communicate withRead More →

Friends, As our hearts continue to break with news of immigrants detained and families separated at the border, PC(USA) mission co-worker at Frontera de Cristo, Rev. Mark Adams, is coming to DC on behalf of the Southern Border Communities Coalition, which represents more than sixty organization working to improve life for those on the border. (Click here for more informationRead 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 →