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Immigration Resources

Event Packet from Who is My Neighbor: A Gathering on Immigration April 22, 2017, at Our Saviour’s UMC in Schaumburg. Includes: Bishop Sally Dyck letter, Book of Resolutions “Welcoming the Migrant”, UMRC resources, and partners information.

Church & Society Resources

Faith & Facts on Immigration
Neighbor to Neighbor Toolkit

Sanctuary toolkit

The United Methodist Board of Church and Society, the denomination’s social justice agency, offers guidelines for churches that want to become a sanctuary church. The toolkit is an ecumenical resource created and shared by many in the faith-based advocacy community, said Jeania Ree Moore, director for civil and human rights with the agency.

For more information contact:
General Board of Church and Society
The United Methodist Church
202.488.5657
www.umc-gbcs.org

CRLN & ICIRR Resources

Mijente: Expanding Sanctuary Toolkit
Mijente: Expanding Sanctuary Policy Solutions
Mijente: Una Expansion del Santuario
ICIRR: 2017 IL State Legislative Packet
ICIRR: Know Your Rights Resources
CRLN: Expanding Sanctuary Policy Alert
CRLN: Sanctuary Pamphlet

For more information about us and the work we do, folks can visit our organizational websites or contact us at: 

Cinthya Rodriguez, Immigration Organizer (CRLN), Office: 773.293.3680, Email: crodriguez@crln.org

Luis F. Huerta-Silva, Administrative Relief Regional Trainer (ICIRR), Office: 312.332.7360 x251, Email: lh-silva@icirr.org

Justice for Our Neighbors (JFON)

The ministry of Justice For Our Neighbors (JFON), initiated by the General Board of Global Ministries in 1999, has served thousands of immigrants across the United States. The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) sponsors this program, working in 27 “clinics” in several regions of the United States.

JFON was created to respond to complicated immigration regulations arising from the Immigration Reform Act of 1996. The events of September 11, 2001, and the Patriot Act have worsened the situation, causing many delays in existing and new applications and increasing the number of deportation orders.

The JFON network effectively provides services to the community and a strong forum for advocacy.

For more information visit: nijfon.org

News & Announcements

Sympathy

Sympathy Notice: Clara McLaughlin

Clara McLaughlin, spouse of retired clergy Rev. Terry Mclaughlin serving in the Northern Illinois Conference, passed away May 9, 2022, at age 82.

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Sympathy Notice: Kay E. Potenza

Mrs. Kay E. Potenza, spouse of retired clergy Rev. Thomas Potenza of the Northern Illinois Conference, passed away Sunday, May 8, 2022, at age 77.  During his ministry, Rev. Potenza served Plain…

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Sympathy Notice: Gregg A. Downs

Gregg A. Downs, former local pastor of the Northern Illinois Conference, passed away Monday, May 2, 2022, at age 69. During his ministry, Gregg served Oregon: Lighthouse and Kingston.

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Sympathy Notice: Johanna Berman

Mrs. Johanna Berman, spouse of retired member Rev. Frank Berman of the Northern Illinois Conference, passed away Friday, April 29, 2022, at age 78. 

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