What Do Faith Communities Need to Know? October 2017


Undocumented: What Do Faith Communities Need to Know?

An on-demand video teach-in for people of faith to learn about current issues related to immigration, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), temporary protected status, and sanctuary. 

More resources, including background information and links to a variety of organizations already involved in this important work can be found here.

Presented by Trinity Institute and Church Meets City, ministry programs of Trinity Church Wall Street.




The Very Rev. Dr. Michael Battle of General Theological Seminary on the importance in the three Abrahamic faiths of welcoming the stranger as we would welcome God.


Laura Lemus, National Urban Fellow at Baruch College reflects on her life as a recipient of DACA (Deferred Action Childhood Arrivals).


Lacy Broemel of the Office of Government Relations, The Episcopal Church explains the current and often complex environment for immigrants.


Dr. Jihad Alharash, a physician, speaks of the particular challenges of emigrating to the United States, as a Muslim, from his native Syria.


Amaha Kassa of African Communities Together (ACT) discusses the current environment for refugees coming to the United States.


What churches can do—Panel Discussion moderated by the Rev. Dr. Chloe Breyer, Interfaith Center of New York.
Jose Chapa, Rural & Migrant Ministry
The Rev. Juan Carlos Ruiz, New Sanctuary Coalition
Lacy Broemel, Office of Government Relations, The Episcopal Church