In March, Ohio Conference delegates passed an immigration resolution. In part, the resolution states, “As delegates to Ohio Mennonite Conference, we commit ourselves to become better informed on the issues surrounding immigration, with a willingness to consider a variety of perspectives. Regardless of our own national origin, we will seek to reach out and build relationships with our neighbors, rooted in Christ’s love and compassion.” (See the Immigration page for the full resolution and other immigration resources.)
If you are looking for a practical way to relate to immigrants, consider donating to this effort from MCC Central States:
MCC Central States is distributing immigration detainee care kits through the South Texas Response Team to people as they are released from immigration detention centers to rebuild dignity and share Christ’s love.
Kate Mast of MCC Central States says, “As of right now, only the Central States office is accepting these kits. They can be made and either shipped to our office (121 East 30th Street, North Newton, KS 67117), or sent with someone traveling from Ohio to this area of Kansas. Another idea is to purchase the items online and have them shipped to our address.”
If you prefer, you can make a donation to MCC for these kits online at this link: http://bit.ly/MCCCashForKits. Please note “immigration detainee care kit” in the comment box.