On Monday, January 30 more than 230 people from 25 faith communities from around the region came to St. Charles to learn more about how to provide support for immigrants. Sponsored by the Interfaith Movement for Immigrant Justice (IMIrJ), this meeting was designed to help parishes and congregations discern how they might proceed with some form of support and sanctuary for vulnerable immigrants.
Twenty people from St. Charles were in attendance. See photo below.
IMIrJ has proposed a six month process where congregational teams would form a cohort and meet monthly to receive training and explore practical ways support immigrants. We, at St. Charles, are discerning whether to join a cohort. Please keep us in your prayers.
You can learn more about this process from this page on the IMIrJ website.