Interested in learning more about immigration issues? Immigration advocate Christy Staats is extending an invitation to Ohio Mennonites to attend Ohio 2022: A New Consensus on Immigration. This event will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, July 7, at Scarlet City Church in Columbus.
Registration for this event is free, and lunch is included.
Pastor Eric Costanzo, who co-authored the just-released IV-Press book Inalienable with Matthew Soerens (World Relief) and Daniel Yang (Wheaton), will be speaking about the impact of immigrants across the American church as one of the featured speakers at this conference.
OH-22: A New Consensus on Immigration also will include a series of talks, Q&As and panels about bringing dignity and reform to our broken immigration system in a bipartisan way. The morning is featuring some of our faith leaders and the impact of immigrants on churches as well as Ohio veterans and pastors who went to great lengths to engage in the refugee crisis in Afghanistan and Ukraine.
Another featured speaker will be former Arizona Republican Senator Bob Worsley, who is the co-chair of the American Business Coalition. He will talk about the value of immigrants and offer common-sense solutions for immigration reform as he kicks off a more economics-focused afternoon.
Co-hosts are the National Immigration Forum, American Business Immigration Coalition, National Association of Evangelicals, AmericanHort, Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, and Evangelical Immigration Table.