The Rev. Sharon Stanley-Rea, Director of the Disciples Refugee and Immigration Ministries, traveled to Italy to participate in “Living and Witnessing the Border” on behalf of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and Global Ministries. The meeting was an International Conference on Migration, Borders and Reception, September 29 through October 4. Please click on this link to read her daily reflections.
Day 1: Friday, September 29- Travel to Palermo, Italy for “Living and Witnessing the Border” Conference
Day 2: Saturday, September 30 – Palermo Conference, “We Crossed the Border”
Day 3: Sunday, October 1 – Palermo Tour, Worship and Conference, “Reception between Vocation and Legislation”
Day 4, Monday, October 2 – In Villa Niscemi with Institutions and Journalists, “The Migrant Frontier in the 21st Century”
Day 5, Tuesday, October 3 – Travel to Lampedusa for Ecumenical Ceremony in Commemoration of Four Year Anniversary of Migrant Boat Accident
Day 6, Wednesday, October 4 – Lampedusa Tour, Learnings, and Migrant Challenges Ahead