Please join us for a conversation about the book "Welcoming the Stranger: Justice, Compassion and Truth in the Immigration Debate.” The discussion will be facilitated by Marissa Saints and Melissa Stek. Marissa is one of our Elders and the Denver Regional Immigration Organizer with the CRC Office of Social Justice. Melissa Stek is the Office of Social Justice's Justice Mobilization Specialist, and works to network and encourage justice seekers as they take next steps on their justice journeys. Melissa was a Legislative Assistant to Representative Luis Gutierrez where she wrote sign-on letters, internal memoranda, and various materials for the Congressman's work in the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. She holds a Bachelor of Social Work from Calvin College and a Master of Social Work from the University of Michigan. Please RSVP for the conversation HERE. Location TBD!
About the book: "Immigration is one of the most complicated issues of our time. Voices on all sides argue strongly for action and change. Christians find themselves torn between the desire to uphold laws and the call to minister to the vulnerable. In this book World Relief staffers Matthew Soerens and Jenny Yang move beyond the rhetoric to offer a Christian response. Interwoven throughout are true stories of immigrants' experiences in and out of the system. With careful historical understanding and thoughtful policy analysis, they debunk myths and misconceptions about immigration and show the limitations of the current immigration system. Ultimately they point toward immigration reform that is compassionate, sensible, and just as they offer concrete ways for you and your church to welcome and minister to your immigrant neighbors."