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RMN has had a longstanding commitment to work for LGBTQ justice in The United Methodist Church through an intersectional lens. With the launch of Rooted & Rising last year, we recommitted ourselves to this task. I've been seeking ways to encourage Reconciling United Methodists to find specific opportunities for engaging in intersectional ministry, witness, and advocacy. This week, I am excited to be able to forward this invitation to you. 

Rev. Julie Wilson, Executive Director of the Open Arms Community in Winston-Salem, NC, invites all clergy and laity in the Western NC Conference to get involved now to advocate alongside WNC's immigrant community. 

Julie is working with a colleague from the North Carolina conference (Ben Roberts) to pull together folks from across the state to form a broad coalition of clergy and laity who are passionate about immigration justice.

How to Get Involved
  1. Would you and/or your congregation be interested in attending a (virtual) meeting with Senators Burr and/or Tillis to discuss immigration legislation?
     
  2. Would your congregation be interested in attending a briefing to gain a better understanding of the complexity of our immigration system and the various immigration proposals currently being considered?
     
  3. Are you and/or your congregation interested in getting involved in advocacy at the local and/or state level?
If you are not a pastor, consider having a conversation with your pastor or forwarding them this email.

In addition, there is a briefing with Justice For Our Neighbors (JFON) in Fayetteville on May 11th. Click here for more information.

Please email Julie if you or your church are ready to get involved or if you have any questions. Thanks so much!

Peace and love, 

Helen

Helen Ryde (they/them/theirs)
Regional Organizer | Reconciling Ministries Network
helen@rmnetwork.org | 508-247-7818


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