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Lehigh Valley Moravians to host interfaith “Join We All: Welcoming Refugees and Immigrants as Neighbors and Friends”

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“Let us have but one end in view, the welfare of humanity; and let us put aside all selfishness in consideration of language, nationalism, or religion.”

-John Amos Comenius, 1592-1670, Bishop of the Unitas Fratrum (Moravian Church) and religious refugee

Sunday, February 26 @ 3 pm Johnston Hall—Moravian College

The Moravians of the Greater Lehigh Valley invite people of all faiths and nationalities to join them in a special event of worship and discussion. This event, centered around a traditional Moravian Lovefeast, offers a way to bring the diverse communities of the Lehigh Valley together for respectful dialogue and to share our intention to stand together to welcome the stranger, the refugee, the immigrant – all of God’s children.

 

What:

An interfaith worship service in the spirit of a Moravian Lovefeast, in which different types of bread will be served representing our communities gathered together. Local religious leaders and speakers from area refugee advocacy groups will offer insights and ideas, and participants will have opportunities for discussion on refugee and immigrant topics based on guided questions.

 

Why:

To raise awareness of the interfaith community’s efforts to welcome refugees and immigrants; to foster discussion and action on refugee issues in the Lehigh Valley; and to build relationships that can help us work together for the common good.

 

Who:

Lehigh Valley religious and community leaders, refugee advocates, Moravian clergy and interested public. All are welcome to attend.

 

When:

Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 3 p.m.

 

Where:

Johnston Hall, on the campus of Moravian College. For directions visit https://goo.gl/maps/qa7WTapoD4v; parking available at Johnston Hall, Lots A, B, G and J, and at College Hill Moravian Church. For map, see http://www.moravian.edu/about/campus/main-street/2

For additional information: visit the Facebook Event Page: JOIN WE ALL – Welcoming Refugees&Immigrants as Neighbors&Friends

To share this event, please download and post this flyer.

Moravian Daily Texts

04/23/2017

Second Sunday of Easter

Watchword for the Week — Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! By his great mercy he has given us a new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. 1 Peter 1:3

Sunday, April 23 — Acts 2:14a,22–32; Psalm 16

1 Peter 1:3–9; John 20:19–31

Therefore keep the commandments of the Lord your God, by walking in his ways and by fearing him. Deuteronomy 8:6

Paul wrote: Owe no one anything, except to love one another; for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law. Romans 13:8

Our great God of love, help us to share your love with others. Surround us with your love and allow us to grow and mature as disciples. In our growth may we become the people you desire us to become. Amen.

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