Finally, I urge us all to pray not only for immigrants, but also for Border Patrol Agents, Homeland Security workers, immigration attorneys, and immigration court judges. We are called to love all of our neighbors, and while our country is divided on many issues related to immigration, the just treatment of immigrants that secures their safety is often in the hands of those who work in the system, some of whom are ELCA members. We pray for them, that they may do what is just and provide safety to the most vulnerable in our immigration system.
- The amended memorial passed by majority of the Assembly, along with background provided to the Assembly by the Memorials Committee;
- Talking points about being a Sanctuary Denomination provided in consultation with ELCA’s AMMPARO ministry and written by Bishop Paul Erickson of the Milwaukee Synod;
- A video showing how the work in Honduras is helping those who have been denied asylum a future with hope in their home country.