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Inspired by the general theme “Turning Walls Into Tables,” Disciples and UCC constituents met at Iglesia Cristiana Casa De Oracion in San Diego, California, on February 10-13, 2011, for a Border Conference with the purpose of learning about and engaging in issues of immigration policies and border ministry.
The event included keynote presentations on the subject “To Welcome the Stranger, To Welcome Ourselves” by Rev. Dr. Daisy L. Machado, Dean of Academic Affairs and Professor of Church History at Union Theological Seminary in New York City; Rev. Dr. Carlos J. Correa Bernier, Director of Centro Romero in San Ysidro, California, who introduced the group to the Tijuana experience; and Ms. Jean Smyers, Associate Director for Immigration and Refugee Policy with Church World Service, who invited the participants to “Love Thy Neighbor” by taking action for needed reforms.” Worship throughout the conference was led by a team of young adults, including college students, seminarians and recently ordained ministers.
Participants also had the opportunity to hear the border issues testimonies of the executive church leaders of three Disciples/UCC partners in Mexico: Rev. Manuel Tovar, President of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Mexico; Rev. José Martínez, President of the Confraternity of Evangelical Christian Churches (Disciples of Christ); and Mr. Miguel Villa Panduro, Superintendent of the Christian Congregational Churches of Mexico.
To order the DVD series of the 4 plenary sessions, please contact the person listed on the right-hand side of the page. A donation of $10 to Global Ministries for the DVD series is suggested, but not required.