Allies in Faith: Encouraging Hospitality to Immigrants

A Third Round



Thurs., Sept. 17, 2020, 1:00-3:30 p.m.


"When a foreigner lives with you in your land, don't take advantage of him. Treat the foreigner the same as a native. Love him like one of your own. Remember that you were once foreigners in Egypt. I am God, your God."  Leviticus 9:33-34

How has the pandemic affected the experience and well-being of our immigrant and refugee neighbors? Given the limitations of the current environment, how can we be effective allies for them and help meet their needs?

In this followup to our Allies in Faith seminars, we will speak with local advocates for our newest neighbors, hear how COVID-19 has had a detrimental impact on these populations, and learn how we and our communities can provide immediate support for them. 

The afternoon program will be divided into three sessions: (1) Surveying the Landscape: The impact of COVID-19 on immigrants and refugees, locally and nationally; (2) Stories from the Frontlines: Narratives from advocates and immigrants; and (3) How Can We Help? Professional tips from organizations on how to advocate and provide direct support during pandemic restrictions. These topics will feature speakers from: 

  • Immigrant Services and Connections (ISAC) membership organizations: Jewish Family and Community Services (JFCS), Casa San Jose, Literacy Pittsburgh, Latino Family Center of the Allegheny Intermediate Unit, and South Hills Interfaith Movement (SHIM);

  • Lutheran Immigrant and Refugee Service (LIRS), and

  • All for All.



Deadline: Sept. 16, 2020, 12:00 p.m.

Thanks to a generous grant, the program is free; however, to participate you must register. We encourage you to share this link and invite participants from your community to join us!


0.3 CEUs are available upon request. E-mail to request a certificate.


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