Immigration ministry resources

Bishop Alan M. Gates and Bishop Gayle E. Harris convened "Immigration and The Church 101: The Lord's Song in a Foreign Land" on March 26 at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul in Boston as an opportunity for education and strategizing about the church's response and responsibility in ministry with immigrants. 

Audio of the presentations and links to some of the resources provided at the event are collected here, with the addition of a May 15 letter of clarification on sanctuary in Massachusetts from the chancellor of the diocese, available here and as an attachment below.


Audio:  Bishop Gayle E. Harris's opening remarks

Audio:  Presentations by Alexandra Pineros-Shields of the Essex County Community Organization (ECCO); Marisa Howe, Esq., of Kids in Need of Defense (KIND); and Toni Machowsky, Esq., of Massachusetts Immigrant & Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA)

Pineros-Shields slide presentation

Audio:  Presentation by immigration attorney Robert McAndrews

Audio:  Closing presentation by Bishop Alan M. Gates, with remarks by the Rev. Arrington Chambliss of Episcopal City Mission and the closing litany


Episcopal Public Policy Network's immigration resources page

Episcopal Migration Ministries

American Civil Liberties Union Sanctuary Congregations FAQ

American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Know Your Rights Handouts: If ICE visits a home, employer or public space

Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM) FAQ for School Officials

Immigrant Legal Resource Center "Immigrant Rights"

Legal Aid Society "Providing Sanctuary"

Massachusetts Immigrant & Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA)

MIRA "Support Safe Communities"

Matthew 25 Movement toolkit

National Immigration Law Center "Know Your Rights"

Refugee Immigration Ministry (RIM) "Ten Myths About Immigration"

Immigrant and Refugee Children: A Guide for Educators