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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

08/21/2017

Monday, August 21† — Psalm 102:1–11
Jeremiah 16:14–17:27; 1 Timothy 2:8–3:7

The Lord will not reject forever. Although he causes grief, he will have compassion according to the abundance of his steadfast love. Lamentations 3:31–32

And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm, and steadfast. 1 Peter 5:10 (NIV)

God of all grace, you do not ask us to go where you are not already going before us. Teach us to trust you. We go out today in your name. Amen.

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