We Are All Immigrants: A Campaign to Create Welcoming Communities and Organize for Immigrant Rights on Long Island
“Don’t mistreat any foreigners who live in your land. Instead, treat them as well as you treat citizens and love them as much as you love yourself. Remember, you were once foreigners in the land of Egypt. I am the Lord your God.” Leviticus 19:33-34
The Long Island Council of Churches, Long Island Wins, Long Island Immigrant Alliance and Long Island Jobs with Justice invite religious leaders, clergy members and active lay leaders to join our new initiative, We Are All Immigrants. This train-the-trainer will utilize our new organizing and education toolkits to help you make your congregation and your community more welcoming to immigrants, as well as support local advocacy and organizing for immigrant rights in our communities.
While we actively support immigration reform to make our laws just and fair for all, we also need to make our community compassionate and welcoming to all.
This two-hour training will provide you with a menu of strategies and resources to begin welcoming and organizing activities in your congregation, such as:
—Pray and reflect on our own immigrant roots and the contributions of new immigrants.
—Make your congregation and community more welcoming to immigrants.
—Celebrate our common immigrant ancestry and our shared diversity.
—Have non-confrontational one-on-one conversations about immigration.
—Initiate and conduct difficult congregational or community group conversations on immigration.
—Support and advocate for immigrants in our communities.
Join us at St. Bridgid’s in Westbury, Thursday, November 3, 2-4pm.
* More dates and locations to be announce. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 631-348-1170, ext. 310 with the date and location you wish to attend.
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