Showing posts with tag: immigrants

People of diverse cultures and backgrounds holding hands
10 JUNE 2017

How To Build Community Between Immigrants And Non-immigrants

A good many congregations are located in communities that are changing demographically. The influx of immigrants into the neighborhood might present a unexpected challenge, particularly when these new Americans come from parts of the world known only through news media reports, not real life experience. Intercambio, a non-profit organization in Boulder, Colorado, sponsors English education […]

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16 FEBRUARY 2017

Supporting Immigrants Right From Baptism

A Catholic priest serving a culturally mixed parish, with both native-born and immigrant members, found a way to strengthen support for newborn immigrants in his charge.  The key:  linking that support to the rite of baptism. Father Dajean served six rural Mississippi parishes—four Hispanic and two Anglo that were both geographically and socially distant. The […]

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23 DECEMBER 2016

How To Stand with Immigrant Neighbors

  Immigrants come to this country with a strong desire to experience American life at its fullest, yet they often experience life at the margins instead. What problems do they face and how can they be fixed? Problem # 1:  Lack of English Proficiency. It’s a key factor in the ability of new Americans to […]

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Removing Economic Barriers to Citizenship (Video)

How can congregations remove barriers to citizenship?  The Resurrection Project thinks small dollar loans can help.  TRP got its start in 1990 when six parishes in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood offered $5,000 each in seed money to address the issues of blight, violence and neglect.   In the past 25 years, the organization that started with […]

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