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May 4, 2019 | by Lauren Warner
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FAITH-ROOTED COMMUNITY ORGANIZING WITH AN EMPHASIS ON IMMIGRATION ADVOCACY! Join us for this presentation and training, led by Alexia Salvatierra and Paula Nesbitt. Racial reconciliation will also be part of this important two-day workshop. Both Alexia and Paula are known experts in these fields, and we look forward to learning and working together with them–and […]

September 12, 2018 | by Lisa Dumolt

RefugeeNet began in 1995 at St. Luke’s, North Park to provide supportive services to refugees during their adjustment to life in the U.S.  We have grown from a small committee of five people to a nonprofit corporation with a board of directors and an annual budget of $188,000 funded by donations and small grants. In […]

June 20, 2018 | by Episcopal Public Policy Network of California

When large numbers of people cross borders to flee persecution, war, and disaster, they are considered refugees in the world’s eyes, and many nations build refugee camps or absorb migrating people, helping families resettle and educate the children. In the United States, our tendency has been to treat migrants as criminals violating our international boundaries, […]

June 12, 2018 | by Jim Stiven

In October 2017, California Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 54, the so-called California Values Act which declared that we are a sanctuary state. In November 2017, this Diocese, through its annual convention passed Resolution 17-05 declaring that this diocese is a sanctuary diocese.  Much debate has ensued at the local, state and national levels about […]

May 5, 2017 | by Hannah Wilder

SOLACE is an interfaith detention center visitation program that supports immigrants and asylum seekers held in immigration detention, tells their stories, and advocates for more humane immigration policies. SOLACE volunteers provide a caring and compassionate presence and affirm the humanity and value of people held in detention. Why Visit? Visiting asylum seekers and immigrants detained […]