#WeAreMenno: Rey de Gloria congregation tends needs of neighbors without documents

By Janie Beck Kreider This is part three of four in a series featuring Mennonites working with immigrants. Projects featured in this series received grants from a special offering received at Mennonite Church USA’s 2013 convention in Phoenix toward the DREAMer Fund. These projects were chosen as grant recipients because they have a strong history […]

#WeAreMenno: A dream becoming reality

Sarah Jackson is the founder and director of Casa de Paz (House of Peace), a house for undocumented immigrants and their families in Aurora, Colorado. Jackson also founded Volleyball Latino, a bilingual league whose proceeds fund her hospitality work. This is part two of four in a series featuring Mennonites working with immigrants. Projects featured in […]

#WeAreMenno: Step of faith leads to ministry of accompaniment

By Janie Beck Kreider This is part one of four in a series featuring Mennonites working with immigrants. Projects featured in this series received grants from a special offering received at Mennonite Church USA’s 2013 convention in Phoenix toward the DREAMer Fund. These projects were chosen as grant recipients because they have a strong history […]

#WeAreMenno: Charges dropped against immigrant detention center protesters

By Steve Pavey LUMPKIN, Ga. (Mennonite Church USA)—On the morning of April 9, 2015, five immigrants-rights activists went to court in Lumpkin, Ga., facing up to 12 months in prison and a fine of up to $1,000. At the culmination of the Nov. 22, 2014, Shut Down Stewart vigil, Kevin Caron, Maureen Fitzsimons, Anton Flores-Maisonet, […]

#SomosMeno: Congregaciones menonitas actúan para apoyar a inmigrantes indocumentados

[English] Por Ardell Stauffer A veces, un día puede cambiarte la vida. En julio del 2013, los juveniles de la Iglesia Menonita de Walnut Hill, Goshen, Indiana, eligieron participar de un viaje de aprendizaje de jornada completa a la frontera entre Estados Unidos y México mientras asistían a la convención bienal de la Iglesia Menonita […]

DREAMer Fund expanded to offer educational assistance

[Español] By Annette Brill Bergstresser ELKHART, Ind. (Mennonite Church USA)—Due to the lack of progress on immigration reform, funds raised during Mennonite Church USA’s Phoenix 2013 convention to help undocumented young Mennonites apply for deferred action have also been made available for educational scholarships. The denomination’s DREAMer Fund was originally established in the fall of […]

Looking for refuge and compassion

By Tammy Alexander This article first appeared in PeaceSigns, the magazine of the Peace and Justice Support Network. For a list of resources related to Central American migration to the United States, visit MCC Washington’s resource page. If you are interested in a discussion guide to help think through immigration and its connections to the […]

Digging deeper into immigration realities

By Janice Eigsti Miller During the 2013 Mennonite Church USA convention in Phoenix our church youth group spent time listening to immigrants tell their stories and attended a court hearing for detainees.  These experiences, along with hearing several dynamic convention speakers, sparked a new passion among the youth and the leaders to continue to learn […]