Community IDs Aren’t Only for Immigrants

Article by: Jennie Belle, Immigration and Farmworkers Director In the midst of election season, I have been reminded once again of the importance of having an ID in order to vote. When I went to my polling place (which I did early), I was well aware

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Mourn, Pray, Serve, Organize

Last week’s election has left a lot of people filled with anxiety and uncertainty, especially our brothers and sisters who immigrated here. Millions of people who have come here from other countries or whose families did so, often because they were fleeing violence and persecution,

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Advent Calendar to Support Immigrants and Refugees

Today when I logged onto Facebook, among all the heartbreaking news in our world (some from credible sources, others questionable), I was taken with a graphic shared by Hacking Christianity, a blog that engages in conversations about faith using the lenses of progressive theology, technology, and geek

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Sanctuary, Not Deportation

Article by: Jennie Belle, Immigration and Farmworkers Director First in a series of three blogs. God calls people of faith to remember that they once were strangers in a strange land and they must, must welcome the stranger as an expression of covenant faithfulness. (Leviticus 19:33-34)

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The Threat is not from Immigrants and Refugees

Article by: Aleta Payne, Deputy Executive Director The Council has had a busy weekend. Much of the staff was helping with the Beyond Gun Violence Conference at United Church of Chapel Hill, but we also had folks at the Duke Divinity School event on embodying sanctuary. Both had been in

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