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Afghan Refugee Response

Afghan Refugee Response If you were unable to join our Disciples Refugee & Immigration Ministries (RIM) and Week of Compassion hosted webinar this week as they shared stories from representatives who have resettled Afghan SIVs and the urgent call for our support, the link is provided here, https://vimeo.com/605057976.  Week of Compassion provides congregational support grants to encourage and strengthen Disciples churches in welcoming Afghans to communities across the U.S., in partnership with their local resettlement agencies. This grant can be used for congregational ministries that help with food assistance, rent, or any other essentials. Grants range from $500-$2,000. Apply using this link, https://www.weekofcompassion.org/refugees-and-displaced-people.html.  Additional Resources on Afghan Refugee Resettlement Shared by Natalie B. Teague, Esq.* (she/her/ella) Immigration Legal Counsel, Disciples Home Missions Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) P.O. Box 571, Gibsonville, NC 27249 317.289.1407 | natalie@disciplesimmigration.org  Most of the most vulnerable “targets” are still in Afghanistan, and it will take delicate, complicated, and diligent legal representation to get them out under the new Taliban government.  Here are the legal service providers doing the work, or organizing volunteer attorneys like my colleagues and me, to help those left behind to get out: Pangea, which has been in Kabul since 2003 Afghan Legal Support & Resettlement Fund – Fundraiser for government filing fees and legal services by Pars Equality Center Afghan Diaspora for Equality and Progress, which offers the opportunity to “sponsor” an individual for humanitarian parole into the United States (which has a governmental filing fee of $575 per application) Human Rights First – where one can volunteer legal services (as an attorney), interpreter services (in Pashto and Dari), advocate on behalf of Afghan refugees, and donate to the work in general In terms of Afghan refugee response for those who were evacuated, have been on a military base abroad, and will land here in the U.S. as refugees, here are the two national nonprofit groups that have the federal contract to do unaccompanied minor refugee resettlement: Church World Service and their specific national Afghan site Lutheran Immigration & Refugee Services (LIRS) and their national “how to help” page Here in North Carolina, both organizations have local offices where they will be doing active refugee resettlement in and around: Raleigh through Lutheran Services Carolinas and here is their specific “what you can do” page (with a menu of options from materials donations to “Amazon Smile” and wishlist options) Durham through Church World Service (their site currently lands on the Afghan help page) Greensboro through Church World Service (their site currently lands on the Afghan help page) For adults and families, there are nine agencies nationwide; however, not all of these have offices in North Carolina (see the list below for NC affiliates and links): Raleigh through Lutheran Services Carolinas and here is their specific “what you can do” page (with a menu of options from materials donations to “Amazon Smile” and wishlist options) Durham through Church World Service (their site currently lands on the Afghan help page) Greensboro through Church World Service (their site currently lands on the Afghan help page) Winston Salem & High Point through World Relief Triad Durham through World Relief Durham Raleigh through U.S. Committee for Refugees & Immigrants Additionally, here are some other organizations to consider for donations as well: Miles4Migrants Miles4Migrants uses donated frequent flyer miles, credit card points, and cash to help people impacted by war, persecution, or disaster reunite with loved ones and start new beginnings in safe homes. Women for Women International Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace, and Security Afghan Coalition No One Left Behind …

Combined Men’s and Women’s Retreat at Christmount

We are excited to have registration ready for our Combined Men’s and Women’s Retreat to be held at Christmount Assembly in Black Mountain, NC. Register by Mail | Register Online | Download Retreat Flyer | Download Basket Flyer | Download Itinerary …

CWF/DWM Zooming in on Valentine’s Day 2021

NC DWM/CWF is hosting a February Event open to everyone, men and women, on February 14, 2021 at 3 p.m. We will have a program highlighting God’s love for each of us. You will have an opportunity to give a brief highlight to someone you love. We will be “Zooming In On Valentine’s Day,” or you may also join our program by telephone. Mark your calendars and set your alarms. We want to fill the Zoom screen with your presence. If you would like to share a flyer on social media, please use the flyer WITHOUT the Zoom log-in information. We have attached flyers with Zoom information and without Zoom information in both Word and PDF formats.…

New Podcast Resources from Barton College

The following information is from Rev. Dr. Rodney Werline, Barton College. Please address all questions or inquires to Dr. Werline at rawerline@barton.edu. Friends and Colleagues, The Barton College Center for Religious Studies has released Part Two of the Light of Life series interview with Dr. Zachary Moon on moral injury. Also, the second mini-podcast in the Three Minute Thought series has been released. Title: “Losing a Hero: Roberto Clemente.” Three Minute Thoughts consider the spirituality in our everyday lives. Follow this link: https://www.barton.edu/center-for-religious-studies/at-the-center/ Peace, Rod Werline — Rodney A. Werline, PhD Professor of Religious Studies Marie and Leman Barnhill Endowed Chair in Religious Studies Director, Barton College Center for Religious Studies Program Director, Religion and Philosophy Major Editor, Early Judaism and Its Literature (SBL) Barton College PO Box 5000 Wilson, NC 27893 (m) 336-508-4332…

CMF/DWM Virtual Retreat ‘Unity & Resilience: Hallmarks of Faith’

More than ever, we Disciples need to celebrate our rich heritage and envision our promising legacy going forward.  On Saturday, September 12, we invite you to enjoy the combined Disciples of Christ CMF/DWM Virtual Retreat, “Unity and Resilience: Hallmarks of Faith,” on our NC Regional Website – ncdisciples.org.  The retreat, divided into three parts with additional break-out sessions, will be available at 10:00 AM and is pre-recorded for your convenience. While there is no registration or fee required for this event, gifts to the region are always appreciated. See the attached flyer and program.  Please post on your church websites and forward to others. If you have any questions, please contact Kathy Naish at knaish1@gmail.com or Penny Ziemer at pbziemer@gmail.com. On Sept. 12, come join us as we bear witness to all the ways our faith tradition is rooted in unity, resilience and hope! …

Regional Assembly 2020 – June 6

***This page will continue to be updated as we have more information. Check back often.*** When: June 6 at 10am-12pm Where: Online – Zoom Call (details will be shared via email) Registration: Online Registration or Paper/Mail-In Registration.  Please contact Lisa (Lisa@ncdisciples.org or 252-291-4047‬) if you have any registration questions.…
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