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Update from IRC: Afghan Refugees

By Billie K. Fidlin, Director of Outreach & Justice As our churches continue to pray and explore ways to support the Afghan refugees who are being relocated to our Conference area, we do have new information to share. The International Rescue Commission (IRC) who...

Afghan Refugee Update

By: Billie K. Fidlin, Director of Outreach & Justice and Rev. David Felten, The Fountains UMC On September 24th Rev. David Felten, Rev. Rachel Gilmore and I took part in the Welcome Tent Interfaith Collaboration meeting supporting Afghan refugees. This effort is...

IRC Phoenix Welcome Center Needs Assistance

By: Billie K. Fidlin, Director of Outreach & Justice Many of our churches have asked how they might help people who are seeking asylum. The following article first appeared in the Arizona Faith Network’s newsletter. The Arizona Faith Network is a ministry...

A Virtual Border Education Tour

Five local non-profit organizations based in Tucson, AZ are joining forces to create positive change. We strive to promote more humane immigration policies by exposing people to the realities of border issues through educational tours. AZJFON will enhance these...

Annual Conference Mission Project – The Power of Lemonade!

By Billie K. Fidlin, Director of Outreach & Justice As totals start to come in to the Outreach/Justice office on this year’s Annual Conference Mission Project – how wonderful to hear of innovative, creative and might I say adorable young people who are...

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