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April 17 conversation with Bishops Douglas, Fisher, and Ely on "Welcoming the Stranger"



Assisting new Americans and providing sanctuary have become major topics for many parishes in the wake of escalating federal government deportations. Join us for a discussion with Bishops Ian Douglas (CT), Nicholas Knisely (RI), and Tom Ely (CT) as we discuss of the state of immigration policies and diocesan responses in Province 1. 


Chris George, the Director of Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services (IRIS)(, will provide context for our discussion. He has worked in international development, human rights, and refugee assistance for more than 30 years. 


James McKim, Province 1 Representative to the Episcopal Church Executive Council's Antiracism Committee and its Chairperson and The Rev. Karen Brown Montagno, Chair of the Province 1 Task Force on Multicultural Awareness and Cultural Competency will facilitate the conversation. 


This web conference is part of a monthly series hosted by Province I's Cultural Competency and Multicultural Awareness Task Force. The series is designed to raise awareness, provide resources, and offer hopeful approaches for talking across difference and celebrating diversity. 


Previous conversations are recorded for continued access and can be found on the province I website at   


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