Hospitality to Immigrants
As family, we welcome the stranger and keep company with those fleeing violence, poverty and intolerable systems from countries they call home.
We must always reverence our roots, which remind us that we are all descended from immigrants who depended greatly on hospitality in their time. In gratitude, we return that hospitality by way of gracious welcome to those who come to our land now, seeking, as our ancestors did, a better life by escaping violence or enslavement of various kinds. Our hospitality calls us to help them find a better way of life. It calls us to be gracious and non-judgmental, to “gather in the unattended and to attend the gathered in” with willing hands and open hearts, and to hear their stories with respect.
View our Public Statement of Immigration.