Entries by ISN Staff

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TAKE ACTION: Stand With Syrians on World Refugee Day

For this World Refugee Day, June 20, 2018, Jesuit Refugee Service USA is inviting us all to join together in calling on the President to stand with and support our Syrian brothers and sisters. When President Trump decided to retaliate against the suspected use of chemical weapons on Syrian civilians, he said: “this is about humanity.” Help us remind him and the Administration that we continue to have a responsibility to take humanitarian action during this crisis.

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The Rise of Sanctuary: Getting Local Municipalities Out of the Business of Deportation

The idea of sanctuary often centers on civil immigration enforcement, but it can and should be much broader. Many communities pass “welcoming city” or similar policies with statements about how their local agencies will treat all people with respect, regardless of national origin, race, religious affiliation, gender identity, or difference in ability.

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Discerning How to Welcome Your Neighbor

Each of us wants to be part of a welcoming community, but we often find ourselves at a loss as to where to start. We know the Lord calls on us, but how? What if I don’t have the space or the means to provide shelter? What if there are no immigrants in my community? What if those around me are reluctant to learn about immigration? This tool is intended to help a community reflect on how they can best be welcoming and hospitable.