Archive for Immigration

A Conversation about Immigration

“Toward Compassionate, Just, and Wise Immigration Reform” is a social policy resolution adopted by the Church Council of the Evangelical Lutheran Church at its November 2009 meeting. This synod’s Commission for Church in Society will be hosting a conversation about immigration and this social policy resolution on Saturday, March 19, 2011 at The

Southeastern Iowa Synod Center for Ministry in Iowa City, IA, from 9:30 AM – 3:00 PM.

Registration will be limited to fifty people. A $6.00 donation is requested to defray the cost of the lunch.

Presenters for this event include Dr. Mark Grey from the University of Northern Iowa and the New Iowans Center; Victor Thasiah from the ELCA Department of Studies and who worked on developing the social policy resolution; Doris Knight, Iowa Executive Director of Justice for Our Neighbors and long-time advocate surrounding issues of immigration; Jill Stuecker from Lutheran Services in Iowa Refugee Program; and another person yet to be confirmed.

Registration Register for the event by calling or e-mailing the Southeastern Iowa Synod Center for Ministry and providing your name and phone number to Paula Casper:

Phone:  319-338-1273

Please register by March 12, 2011.

Read the text of the resolution here: ELCA Social Policy Resolution on Immigration Reform