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Immigrant ally resources for Quaker meetings and churches

Immigrant ally resources for Quaker meetings and churches

AFSC is asking meetings/churches to partner with us on supporting our program work around immigrant justice. One way to support the immigrants rights movement is to to learn how your meeting can be an affective ally to immigrants in your area.

Listen to Lucy Duncan on the origins of the immigrant ally program focus area (1:03).

Included below are several resources to assist meetings in doing this work. We suggest you start by looking at the document What Quaker Meetings can do to support the movement for Immigrant Justice. Consider taking a few of these ideas back to your meeting's Peace and Social Concerns Committee to consider working on together.

You and your meeting/church can:

1.  Learn about the issue.  Read Danielle Short's article "Seeing That of God in Our Immigrant Neighbors" and consider how immigrant justice is connected to the Quaker testimonies.  Also check out A New Path to find out more about AFSC's stance on immigration reform.

2.  Start a book group or host a film and discussion about the issues at your meeting.

3.  Start a letter writing ladder in your community and write letters to the editor of your local newspapers.

4.  Adopt a policy maker.  Let your local politicians know that you support humane immigration reform.

Check out the resources below for more ways your meeting or church can get involved. 

Jordan has compiled a full suite of resources here. You can find inspiring digital stories from immigrants and allies at AFSC's YouTube channel here.