Weekly Roundup

Guatemala Flood

Through our partners at Church World Service and the ACT Alliance, Week Compassion is responding to the floods in Guatemala. Our friends at CIEDEG--Conferencia de Iglesias Evangelicas de Guatemala--are assisting 2,000 families with food supplies, hygiene kits and water filters. The assistance is being targeted for families in 41 communities.

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National Clergy Teleconference on Immigration

Friends,

Sojourners has invited clergy from across denominations to participate in an upcoming conference call on Immigration. Please take a look at the details below and consider joining in:

Recent legislation in Arizona and protests around the country have thrust immigrants and border security into the spotlight and our national psyche. But the conversation is often filled with fear-based misinformation. As faith leaders, we have the responsibility to educate our members about this controversial issue - from a theological foundation.

We know it's not an easy job to be both a pastor and a prophet for biblical social justice. Sometimes it can feel like these are conflicting roles! However, there are numerous biblical and contemporary examples of leaders who are doing both on the issue of immigration.

Join Sojourners for a national teleconference on June 24 to hear from local pastors and faith activists who have experience leading congregations and organizations on this controversial topic - the call is free and open to all faith leaders.

"Faithful Perspectives: A Conversation on Immigration and Your Congregation"
National Teleconference for Clergy and Faith Leaders
Thursday, June 24
1 to 2 p.m. EDT

RSVP today to receive the call-in number.

Bread for the World Receives Award

Congratulations to David Beckmann, President of Bread for the World, for winning a World Food Prize! The award is the equivalent of the Nobel Prize for food and agriculture.

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WoC Recommended Reading List

Week of Compassion invites you to expand your horizons! Follow this link for a recommended list of books, both fiction and non-fiction, that address the kinds of issues to which Week of Compassion responds in the world. Links to Amazon.com are provided. Consider starting a WoC book club!

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This Week's Responses

Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance:
El Salvador, floods & mudslides
Guatemala, flood relief
Michigan, local development
Louisiana, flood recovery
Kentucky, flood relief
Tennessee, flood relief

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