Christian Advocacy: People Over Partisanship
Learn about how the church can engage in policy discussions in non-partisan ways guided by our Christian faith.
It’s both our mission and our privilege at World Relief to empower local churches throughout North Carolina to love their foreign-born neighbors in tangible ways.
As local churches seek to welcome, serve and learn from their new refugee and immigrant neighbors, though, many encounter systemic challenges that prevent our immigrant neighbors from fully integrating and flourishing in our communities. We invite you to join us for a conversation in exploring how the church can provide love, welcome, and support to our newest neighbors through advocating for their holistic well-being as they struggle with unique vulnerabilities due to their forced displacement.
Together we can become a community of welcome.
Tuesday, October 4th at 12PM
With Guest Speaker, Matthew Soerens
World Relief's U.S. Director of Church Mobilization and Advocacy
Matthew Soerens serves as the U.S. Director of Church Mobilization and Advocacy for World Relief and the National Coordinator for the Evangelical Immigration Table, a coalition that World Relief leads along with partners like the National Association of Evangelicals, the National Latino Evangelical Coalition, the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission and various other national Christian organizations. Matthew will explore how Christians can engage in policy discussions in non-partisan ways guided by our Christian faith, highlighting several bipartisan proposals likely to be considered by the U.S. Congress in the coming weeks and months.
He is the co-author of Welcoming the Stranger: Justice, Compassion & Truth in the Immigration Debate (InterVarsity Press, 2018), Seeking Refuge: On the Shores of the Global Refugee Crisis (Moody Publishers, 2016) and the recent Inalienable: How Marginalized Kingdom Voices Can Help Save the American Church (InterVarsity Press, 2022).
- FREE lunch provided by World Relief
- An overview of the history of World Relief
- A word from Matthew Soerens about how local churches can help their Afghan neighbors and others like them in acquiring work authorization documents, lawful permanent residency, and other necessary documents.
- An invitation to participate in the work with us as the church, presented by Director of Missions Services at World Relief Triad, Jon Musser
- Q&A with Matt Soerens answering your questions about immigration, the refugee pipeline, and the current status of our Afghan neighbors, DACA recipients, and other immigrant neighbors.
- A final call-to-action
Reserve your spot today for a chance to attend this unique opportunity!
Tuesday, October 4th