Immigration, Deportation and Mission: A Conference for Latino Pastors, Lay Leaders, Ministers, and Others

01/12/2013 - 8:30am
01/12/2013 - 3:00pm

McCormick Theological Seminary's Center for the Study of Latin@ Theology and Ministry presents "Immigration, Deportation, and Mission," a day-long conference on Saturday, January 12, 2013, at New Life Family Center, 2910 N. Central Avenue in Chicago from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm.

Various workshops on theological and practical issues will be offered.  Ms. Marcela Hernandez, Outreach Organizer for the Chicago New Sanctuary Coalition, Chicago Religious Leadership Network will speak on "Comprehensive Immigration Reform, Pastoral Care and More!"; Rev. Sara Wohlleb, Congregational Coordinator of the Chicago New Sanctuary Coalition, Chicago Religious Leadership Network will lead a discussion entitled "How to Respond if a Loved One is Detained;" and Ms. Luvia Quinones, Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights will facilitate a discussion entitled "Access to Health and Social Services."

This conference is open to church and lay leaders and all who want to learn more about immigration and its theological aspects. While the event is free and open to the general public; pre-registration is required. For more information call 773-947-6310 or send an email to summit@mccormick.edu.

Organized by the Center for the Study of Latin@ Theology and Ministry at McCormick Theological Seminary.  Co-sponsors include CRLN, New Life Family Center, Seminario Biblico Hispano, Asociacion Ministerial de Chicago, Asociacion Latinoamericana de Ministerios Evangelicos, Latino Empowerment Association of Pastors (LEAP), UNICAP, The Alsbert "Pete" Pero, Jr. Multicultural Center at the Lutheran School of Thology at Chicago, CALOR, Illinois Coalition for immigrant and Refugee Rights ICIRR), La Red de Oracion, First Congregational Church of Chicago UCC, and Asociacion Evangelistica de Chicago e Internacional (AECI).