Academy for Spiritual Formation Council

A ministry of The Upper Room sponsored by the Desert Southwest Conference

A Mile in My Shoes: Immigration and the Bible

October 22-27, 2023 at the Redemptorist Renewal Center in Tucson, Arizona. Registration Deadline is October 15, 2023.

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Karen Golzalez

Our Presenter

Karen Gonzalez is a writer, speaker, and immigrant advocate who emigrated from Guatemala as a child. She tells her own story of disorientation and faith formation openly and honestly, drawing us into personal reality of the difficult journey so many are forced to make. Her insights draw on her years of experience advocating for immigrants in the nonprofit sector and her rich insights into the scriptures.

She encourages us to find our voices and respond to the call to love our neighbors in truth and action.

Consultants: Arizona Justice for Our Neighbors

Consultants Arizona Justice for Our Neighbors

Roxana Aguilar, Executive Director; Ella Rawls, Co-Founder and Legal Director; Aldemaro Pena Figueroa, Legal Advocate

Arizona Justice for our Neighbors provides legal services, advocacy, and community education to refugees and immigrants, including asylum seekers and DACA students. AZ-JFON is part of a national United Methodist network offering hope and companionship to many families every year. Their office is in Tucson.