Friday, February 05, 2010

Ecumenical Advocacy Days - Lutheran Immigration & Refugee Service - NEW

Ecumenical Advocacy Days
Lutheran Immigration & Refugee Service - NEW

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service is pleased to share with you an exciting opportunity for you to Stand for Welcome in person in Washington, DC. Ecumenical Advocacy Days is a conference for hundreds of people in the faith community (including many Lutherans) to learn, worship and speak out. This year's theme is "A Place to Call Home: Immigrants, Refugees and Displaced Peoples." As Scripture tells us, Jesus had no place to lay his head, the same way many of our uprooted newcomers do not have a place to call home (Luke 9:58).

Participants will have a wide choice of workshops and trainings led by experts about the many elements of global injustice. You'll learn ways to mobilize for compassionate reform of our laws. Sessions will prepare you for visits on Capitol Hill to lift your voices at what will be a crucial time for Congress to support immigrants and refugees. You will also have the opportunity to network with LIRS staff, fellow Lutherans, and other people of faith who care deeply for immigration reform and other social justice issues.

Bring a group! Return home energized and equipped with tools of welcome for your own community. Register now and find more information at
Need-based scholarships and early registration discounts are available.

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