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Registration Now Open for Vermont Summit on Sanctuary in Essex Junction, April 15

Registration Now Open for Vermont Summit on Sanctuary in Essex Junction, April 15

Welcoming the Stranger, Our Neighbor: An Introduction to the New Sanctuary Movement

By Interfaith Committee for Sanctuary in Vermont

Headlines of fathers and mothers, scientists and school teachers, dairy farm workers and political activists being taken from families and their communities flood our news feeds. In the midst of these, occasionally we see reference to some finding sanctuary in a church or synagogue. Many of us are moved with compassion to do something to help these strangers, our neighbors. But we may lack the understanding to know exactly what to do. And even if we have an idea, we may not have the resources to accomplish this task alone.

If this is where you and/or your congregation find yourself, then this one day conference is for you. Our time will begin with Pastor Vicki Kemper from First Congregational Church, Amherst MA sharing her congregation’s experience of providing sanctuary. We will follow this with concurrent workshops about Building a Rapid Response Network and Policy & Advocacy in 2018. A panel discussion and Q&A with local immigration lawyers will conclude our time followed by a chance to network with other people of faith

This event is free. If you’re able, donations of $10-25 will be accepted to cover costs.

DATE AND TIME
Sun, April 15, 2018
1:30 PM – 5:30 PM EDT

LOCATION
Holy Family Parish Center
4 Prospect St.
Essex Junction, VT 05452

Any questions can be directed to Melissa Battah melissa@viavt.org. Click here to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/vermont-summit-on-sanctuary-tickets-43265675801

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