We loved having a full living room last night for our Line Crossing Faith event! We shared stories from our Yellow House trip to Arizona/Mexico this past December, watched a short documentary, and had a conversation about immigration and what's going on currently on and around the US-Mexico border.
We hoped that sharing these stories might raise awareness about what’s really happening on the border, might humanize what has been mostly just a "political issue” in our minds, and might help us to start conversations that lead to compassionate action as we seek to respond faithfully as God’s people in the world…Asking and answering this question, among others: How do we follow our call to welcome the stranger at this time in this place?
Thanks to everyone who joined us for this conversation! It's not an easy one to navigate in all its complexity, but an important one to be having even still (or all the more). So let's keep the conversation going! Below are links to resources where we can learn more about what's happening and how we might help:
Blogs/Essays (From our Trip)
Green Valley Samaritans www.gvsamaritans.org
Tuscon Samaritans www.tucsonsamaritans.org
The Good Shepherd UCC (Sahuarita, AZ) thegoodshepherducc.org
John Carlos Frey (Reporter) www.theinvestigativefund.org/reporters/johncarlosfrey
End Operation Streamline endstreamline.org/
Humane Borders www.humaneborders.org/
The Real Death Valley: A Full Length Weather Channel Documentary (click to watch online)