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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

04/27/2017

Thursday, April 27 — Psalm 55:9–15

Job 32,33; 1 Corinthians 7:17–24

Do not remember the former things, or consider the things of old. I am about to do a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? Isaiah 43:18–19

Jesus said, “The kingdom of God is like a mustard seed that someone took and sowed in the garden; it grew and became a tree.” Luke 13:19

Through the gift of the amazing variety of seeds on earth, you feed our hunger, give us shelter and clothing, help us to wisely use our soil and give us beauty and pleasure. Through these gifts, you give us the ability to live, to grow, and to serve and be served by others. Give all people in this world, we pray, the seeds of hope and nourishment, and help us to do our part in serving others. In Christ’s name we pray, Amen.

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