I have spent some time talking about the need to welcome all people, especially migrants and immigrants.
I recently was told about two sets of resources:
First, an online course on Sanctuary churches by the NC Council of Churches:
“A growing movement of immigrant and faith communities have committed to doing what Congress and the Administration refuse to do: protect and stand with immigrants facing deportation. However, many congregations have questions. Who is seeking sanctuary? Who leads sanctuary? How do faith communities declare sanctuary? To answer these questions, the NC Religious Coalition for Justice for Immigrants has created a 5-week E-course. Each week, you will receive a different course in your inbox. The course is free, but you must be registered to receive the materials. We hope to make this available in Spanish as well. Online registration can be found by clicking here.”
Also, taking place in Greensboro on February 25 there is a related event, Faith Forward. The blurb says:
“A gathering of LGBTQ people of faith and allies will explore opportunities to build skills and resources grounded in racial and gender justice to empower affirming religious communities to combat discrimination in North Carolina. Affirming congregations have the opportunity to be examples of a more equal and inclusive community. Come together and engage with folks of every walk of life knowing that we are strongest when we learn, grow, heal, and build movements together proclaiming that our faith affirms the lives of all LGBTQ people. The National LGBTQ Task Force, Equality North Carolina, Many Voices, The Freedom Center for Social Justice, Believe Out Loud and More Light Presbyterians are working together as a coalition in North Carolina to promote the organizing opportunities that exist in faith, justice, and political communities across our state for LGBTQ people and our allies.”
Also the facebook event is here:
Your progressive redneck preacher,