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“You shall love the alien as yourself, for you were aliens…” Lev. 19:34

“You shall love the stranger, for you were strangers…” Deut. 10:19

“I was a stranger and you did not welcome me, naked and you did not give me clothing,
sick and in prison and you did not visit me.”  
–Jesus, Matt 25:43

This 2017-2018 season we will explore diversity, equity and justice in the immigration process in our nation, state and communities; and how the process affects our lives in the Northfield community, stirring us to effective service and advocacy for our neighbors.

 

  • February 1, 2018

    February 1: “Immigration Law and Northfield 7:00pm

    Ben Casper Sanchez, director of University of Minnesota’s James H. Binger Center for New Americans, teaches the Federal Immigration Litigation Clinic, engaging students in strategic impact litigation on behalf of immigrants and refugees. Professor Sanchez is a Northfield resident and member of St. Dominic’s parish.

    St. John’s Hall

    Hosts: St. John’s Women Executive Board

  • March 3, 2018

    March 3: “International Food Tasting Festival” 1:00pm

    Sample delicious foods from around the world and learn about the Faribault Diversity Coalition.

    Sam Ouk, a Cambodian Refugee, immigrated to Rochester, MN in 1982 at the age of 2. Sam is chair of the Faribault Diversity Coalition, whose mission is “To promote an inclusive community where all are welcomed and respected.” Sam will speak on the immigration issues in Faribault.

    St. John’s Hall

  • April 5, 2018

    April 5:        “Lutheran World Relief”          7:00pm

    What really happens to all the kits and quilts that are sent out from our church? Get aquainted with the most effective relief aid to the world. Speaker: Michael Johnson, Regional Representative and Philathropic Advisor.

    St. John’s Hall

    Hosts: Elizabeth Circle

  • May 3, 2018

    May 3: Latino (and Friends) ESL students Poetry & Stories

     1:00pm

    St. John’s Hall

    Hosts: Bold Cafe & Martha/Claudia Circle