Monday, October 01, 2007

" Strangers No Longer" at the Nashville Cohort Thursday

Greeting all,
This Thursday the Nashville Cohort welcomes Emily Synder and Steven Miles from Strangers No Longer, an interfaith organization that seeks justice and advocates for immigrants "in our midsts".
Both are students at the Vanderbilt Divinity School and are eager to meet with us this Thursday.

Here's the little blurb about SNL (not Saturday Night Live):

Strangers No Longer is an interfaith organization that seeks to promote reconciliation between all peoples, and to serve as a faithful witness for compassion and welcome to immigrants in our midst. We live out our call through education, and by encouraging people of faith to pursue deep theological reflection that will lead to action for justice on behalf of our immigrant neighbors.

Here's a list of "faith and immigration" educational programs we provide:
presentations on faith and immigration,
day-long "immersion" experiences in Nashville in which people of faith can learn about immigrants in this community and the issues and challenges they face, as well as how to work together to make Nashville a more welcoming city to all,
Bible studies,
Sunday school lessons for all ages,
Forums and speakers bureau on immigration related issues,
and many more!

I met Emily and Steven at a presentation last month and the conversation should be great! Their website is here:

We will meet in the pool room at the Flying Saucer from 11:30-1:00 as usual.
Call in your lunch orders to 259-3039 by 10:00am if you're able.


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