The Refugee Crisis in America

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THE REFUGEE CRISIS IN AMERICA, Trump’s Ban on Entry, and a local Response on Capitol Hill

Thursday, February 23, 2017 

TIME: 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

EVENT TYPE: Speaker Reception

How ought we treat “strangers in a strange land”?  How can we counter the prejudice and fear of Americans towards Muslim refugees, fleeing lands of civil wars? One way is to extend helping hands to new refugee families. Three residents from the multi-faith group Good Neighbor of Capitol Hill describe how they mobilized to support a family that arrived Jan. 17 and to help two additional families. Homes are being furnished with clothing, linens, kitchen and bath supplies, cell-phones and computers. Arriving families are met at the airport; offered help with transportation, medical appointments, and job interviews; and supported financially during their first year here.

The panel consists of Karen Getman (Episcopalian), Brendan Danaher (Methodist) and Kathryn Tobias (Lutheran). Their challenge is simple: We are called to acts of radical hospitality.

PRICE: $20 Members; $25 Non-members. Includes Hors d’Oeuvres. Cash Bar.





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