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Resources from Past Faith & Immigration Summit

For those unable to attend this year’s Summit, please feel free to review the presentations, handouts and materials produced by the workshop presenters. If you choose to use any of these resources for your own presentations, please give credit to the presenters. If you would like to reach out to any of the presenters, email

From 2016- “The Church at a Crossroads”

September 17, 2016
Apex United Methodist Church
Apex, NC

Audio sermon, “Is This Really Yours?” by Rev. Alma Ruiz (in English):

  • Audio of presentation “Review of the 2016 Legislative Trends & Predictions for 2017 by Christy Williams of CLINIC (Catholic Legal Immigration Network)
  • “Building a Justice Ministry in Your Church by Providing Legal Services to Immigrants”” presentation by Brian Heymans
  • Handout about DAPA/DACA from Rishi Oza from the Robert Brown Immigration office

From 2015- “The Least of These”

March 21, 2106
First Presbyterian Church
Durham, NC

  • Audio of sermon, “Casa Abierta”  by Rev. Julio Rámirez Eve (in Spanish)
  • “When I first came to the US, I noticed signs for “open houses,” which I thought meant that Americans were very hospitable, opening their houses to anyone. I was surprised when a white woman crossed the street to avoid me while walking down the street, and when I visited a white church, I noticed that very few people approached or greeted me. I thought, how strange that even Christians were uncomfortable moving outside their own groups. [trans.]”

    • The “Unaccompanied Alien Child” (UAC) Crisis: Push Factors in Central America; the U.S. Government Response; Legal Options and Difficulties for Immigrant Youths, by Derrick J. Hensely & Joanna M. Caughan, attorneys
      • Presentation
      • Outline
    • Faith Rooted Services and Advocacy for Unaccompanied Children in North Carolina, Lutheran Immigrant & Refugee Services
    • Estranged No More a sermon by Ann Robertson, attorney