As was shared at our recent Synod Assembly, a workshop discussing the ELCA’s AMMPARO response will be held in our synod on Saturday, June 16 at Clairemont Lutheran Church in San Diego from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
AMMPARO is a holistic, whole church commitment by the ELCA, as a church in the world, to accompany children today and in the future. The word “amparo” in Spanish means the protection of a living creature from suffering or damage. The ELCA’s strategy to Accompanying Migrant Minors with Protection, Advocacy, Representation and Opportunities (AMMPARO) was envisioned after witnessing the plight of children who are forced to flee their communities because of complex and interrelated reasons, including chronic violence, poverty, environmental displacement and lack of opportunities.
This event on June 16 is open to anyone interested in learning more about issues around refugees especially as it relates to unaccompanied minors. Mary Campbell, the director for AMMPARO at the ELCA Churchwide office in Chicago, will join us for the event. All are welcome and there’s no cost to attend.
Clairemont Lutheran is located at 4271 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., San Diego.
Please note: We will also be going to visit one or more refugee shelters in Tijuana on Friday, June 15th, leaving from Clairemont Lutheran Church at 12:00 p.m. For more information, please contact Pastor Nate Allen at 858.273.7423.
For a PDF version of the flyer below, click here.