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AB Women’s Ministries Takes Action on Immigration

American Baptist ChurchesVALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 3/30/15)—American Baptist Women’s Ministries hosted a virtual mission encounter, “Crisis at the Border: What Could I Do?” from March 2-6, 2015. “Crisis at the Border,” an online educational event for women, offered the opportunity for participants to delve into issues around immigration and the unaccompanied minors arriving at the southern borders of the United States.

This virtual mission encounter, the ninth such event hosted by American Baptist Women’s Ministries since 2010, had the highest registration to date, indicating a strong interest in the topic among American Baptist women. Women from across the United States joined together in learning about many facets of the crisis of unaccompanied minors and encouraged one another to involvement and advocacy. Guest speakers for the event were Rev. Dr. Sharon Stanley-Rae, director of Refugee and Immigration Ministries with Disciples of Christ Home Missions; Rev. Dr. Elizabeth Congdon-Martin, retired director of Supervised Ministries at Palmer Theological Seminary, who recently traveled to Guatemala with a group from her church to live and serve among families there; Mary Clark, Esq., executive director of Esperanza Immigration Legal Services; and Jen Smyers, associate director for Immigration and Refugee Policy with Church World Service.

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