Many of the participants in March's Faith Perspectives session on immigration issues left wanting to know more about what individuals and Grace Church can do to help refugees, immigrants, and detainees and their families. Here are opportunities to learn and become more involved.
Adult Education program at Grace
Sunday, April 29, 9:45 a.m.
Taking Action as a Congregation
Learn from representatives of two local Catholic parishes' Peace with Justice committees about their efforts to support and minister to immigrants and detainees.
The Dream Act Pilgrimage
Sunday, April 29, 3:00 p.m.
On Sunday afternoon, April 29, join parishioners from St. Giles, St. Edmund’s, and St. Luke’s Catholic churches, as well as Grace members, to participate in the Dream Act Pilgrimage in Priory Park. Participants will walk from their home churches to Dominican University's Priory Campus and meet there for a 3:30 p.m. convocation. The Grace group will meet at Grace's Bonnie Brae entrance at 3:00 p.m. and walk to Harlem and Augusta to join other participants in the final stretch of the walk. High school and college students and other young adults are especially welcome to join us.
This event has been organized by Catholic churches to demonstrate solidarity with the immigrant community and offer prayers for compassionate comprehensive immigration reform and the passage of the Dream Act, which offers a path to citizenship for undocumented youth who have spent most of their lives in the U. S. Read more about the Dream Act here.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.