Katharine Lion, Director of Religious Education, is a member of the Southwest Michigan Interfaith Action Working Group: “No Longer A Stranger.” The group will be meeting at BUUF on Wednesday, January 15, from 6:00 to 7:15 PM. If you are interested in creating a welcoming environment for refugees and immigrants, you may be interested in joining this group and attending the meeting.
From the SW MI Interfaith Action website:
Interfaith Action (SW Michigan Peace & Justice Collaborative) is a coalition of various faith communities who understand that we are stronger when we act together.
No Longer A Stranger.
The categorization of people into “us” or “them” is one of the first steps to the fear that leads us to mistreat, dehumanize, and alienate “them.” Interfaith Action believes that when refugees and immigrants seek a new home, they are no longer strangers. This working group seeks to create a welcoming space for the stranger as our neighbor and friend. This group seeks to influence policy through lobbying our government institutions for the implementation of fair, just and generous refugee and immigration policies and practices.