midrash 10.24.13 - immigration vs. empire
In October of 2013, the Obama Administration will deport its 2 millionth person. As Christians we are called to offer hospitality to our brothers and sisters, but given the US's history of colonialism and economic exploitation, should we really be talking about restitution? Join the New Sanctuary Movement of Philadelphia as we explore different Biblical texts to find guidance on how Christians living in today's Empire should respond.
We are looking forward to having Peter Pedemonti share with us. Peter is the co-founder and co-director of New Sanctuary Movement of Philadelphia, an interfaith, multicultural immigrant rights organization. NSM builds alliances across faith, ethnicity and class in order to empower affected communities.