The MCC Great Lakes peace and justice focus for November and December is immigration. The holiday season is a good opportunity for our church communities to identify with the immigration of God’s people from persecution into land security, then forced into exile. As we enter into Advent, we think about Christ’s immigration story, not only as a refugee in Egypt, but more importantly his willingness to identify immigrants as us rather than them.
Let us use this time to remember our own immigration story. This is the time to stand in solidarity with those whose daily existence more closely reflect the diaspora experience, such us immigrants, refugees, displaced people and communities of color.
MCC offers many resources to help you on this immigration journey, including worship, learning and advocacy materials. I encourage you to use these and other resources in your congregation in large or small group settings.
If you have questions about any of these resources or would like more information, please contact Jorge E. Vielman, MCC Great Lakes Peace and Justice Coordinator, at (574) 534-4133 or firstname.lastname@example.org.