"For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me." Matthew 25:35-36
FAITH IN THE PUBLIC SQUARE
Bishop Shannon S. Johnston said in his Pastoral Address at the 2017 Annual Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia that he is even more compelled than in past years to be a public activist, witnessing to his Faith in the Public Square. "'In my view, this will most often involve our promise to seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving your neighbor as yourself and to strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being,'" he said.
To this end, the Diocese works to prepare information and resources specific to immigration and refugee resettlement for DOV clergy, lay professionals, parishioners, and others. We also invite you to be involved in events facilitated by our churches, partners and experts. Please take note of an upcoming workshop at St. George's, Arlington, that will help you become more informed and well-equipped on immigration and refugee resettlement matters.
We respect your decision if you elect not to participate.
Saturday, March 18
St. George's, Arlington, will host the "Raise Your Voice Advocacy Workshop and Volunteer Fair" from
2 - 4 p.m., this Saturday, March 18, at St. George's, 915 N. Oakland St., Arlington, Va. 22203.
At this workshop, you'll "learn how to speak out for welcoming refugees." You also will hear first-hand from elected officials, community leaders, congregations, and other experts. Click here for more details.