Resources on immigration and refugee issues

General Commission on Religion and Race
Welcoming Immigrants: A Moral, Gospel Imperative
Learning from Strangers Joys and Challenges of Cross-Racial and Cross-Cultural Ministry in the United Methodist Church

General Board of Church and Society
Social Justice Agency of The United Methodist Church Stands With Immigrants and Refugees

Interfaith Immigration Coalition
The Interfaith Immigration Coalition (IIC) is a partnership of faith-based organizations committed to enacting fair and humane immigration reform that reflects our mandate to welcome the stranger and treat all human beings with dignity and respect. This link provides a list of toolkits of best practices on advocacy techniques to join the fight for compassionate immigration policies, including a toolkit for becoming a sanctuary church.


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10330 Staples Mill Road, Glen Allen, VA 23060
P.O. Box 5606, Glen Allen, VA 23058-5606
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