Please join Religions for Peace USA for the National Gathering of Religious Leaders 2020: Uplifting Moral Voices for Immigration and Refugees - Faiths in Action presented by Religions for Peace USA.
All are welcome to participate in this event, which focuses on immigration and refugees and offers insight from multiple faith perspectives. The event will also launch a statement endorsed by the United Church of Christ and the Christian Unity and Interfaith Ministry of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). The joint statement and 'Offering Refuge' Study Guide will be released Monday, October 19 at 2:00 PM ET.
Peter Makari, Area Executive for Middle East and Europe, currently represents the UCC on the Executive Committee of Religions for Peace USA.
Zoom registration is required but free. Please click here to register.
Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, 2-3 pm ET: Call to Action Interfaith Prayer Service
Tuesday, Oct 20, 2-3 pm ET: Uplifting Immigrant Stories.
Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2-3 pm ET: Impact of Colonialism and Racism on Contemporary Immigration
Thursday, Oct. 22, 2-3 pm ET: Uplifting Refugee Stories
Friday, Oct. 23, 2-3 pm ET: Our Pathway Forward
Learn more about the work of RFPUSA and its faith and interfaith partners at www.rfpusa.org
Photo: French photographer and street artist JR created this artwork along the border fence in the Mexican city of Tecate in 2017, about an hour southeast of San Diego. The smiling toddler it depicts peeking out of his crib to the US side is named Kikito. Art and photo ©JR Photographer. See here and this video explaining the project.