There are many different ways that you can take action.
Please email your pastor, friends, neighbors, and people in your congregation and ask them to sign onto our statement. We need their voices of support!
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In addition, you can:
- Educate people in your congregation about the challenges faced by immigrants through preaching, teaching a small group, prayers and litanies, etc. See our theological resources page for ideas.
- Contact your local Hispanic/Latino center to find out if they need volunteers for programs such as English as a Second Language.
- Write a letter to the editor in your local paper, describing why you have decided to sign onto the Religious Coalition statement.
- Preach a sermon on “Welcoming the Immigrant.”
- Include immigrants in pastoral prayers.
- Teach a Sunday-school class or small group on immigration.
- Host an event on immigration at your congregation.
- Offer a resource table at your congregation on immigration issues.
- Form a congregational partnership with a local Latino center, immigrant rights group, or other similar organization.
- Attend worship at a congregation with immigrants in your community.
- Host community meals at your congregation that include immigrants, creating a space where all are welcome to share.
- Visit a migrant farmworker camp in your county with members of your congregation.
- Contact national political leaders to express support for comprehensive immigration reform and opposition to enforcement-only measures.
- Meet with members of state and local governments to express support for measures including access to higher education, drivers’ licenses, and opposition to anti-immigrant legislation.
- Oppose the implementation of 287(g) and other local enforcement of federal immigration laws. Contact your county commissioners’ and sheriff’s offices to express your opposition to this program based on your faith and values.