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The Office of Social Justice works to develop a deeper understanding of and response to God's call to let justice flow like a river in both our personal and communal lives, as well as in the structures of our societies.
Right now, the Senate is approaching the end of its immigration debate. Senators are voting on whether to proceed with certain amendments right now. Urge your senators to keep families together and protect Dreamers. The CRC has been clear in its support for the value of family unity and increasing, not decreasing, the legal ways to immigrate to the U.S. As Congress crafts immigration policy, we pray that our senators will remember the value of family and the dignity of people created in God’s image.
Re-focusing for Lent: the Lent Advocacy Challenge; Bring Church Between Borders to Your Congregation; Faith Leaders: Add Your Name to This Letter!; Locked In Solidarity Webinars; Celebrate Earth Day!; Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act; Protect Aid to Palestinian Refugees; Alliance of Virtue Gathering; Super Bowl Prayer Litany: A Prayer against Human Trafficking; In Case You Missed It
Several representatives in the Michigan House have sponsored a bill (HB 4053) designating English as the official language of the State of Michigan. Advocates are concerned that this bill is purely symbolic: virtually all public records, public meetings, and official acts of the State of Michigan are already currently conducted in English. Mandating the English language is not necessary to the state, but does send a strong message to immigrants in the community. This bill does not reflect our Christian values of welcome and inclusivity. Urge your Michigan State Representative to reject HB 4053 and any legislation that does not respect the blessing and diversity of our Michigan community members.