Forum and Pupusa Dinner:
Protecting Central American Refugees: A Faith-Based Response
When: Sunday, October 4th, 6pm – 8pm
Where: Grace Episcopal Church, 3601 Russell Rd, Alexandria, VA 22305
There are 60 million people displaced by violence in the world today – more than any time since World War II. This issue hits closer to home than you may think, as thousands of Central Americans, specifically Salvadorans, seek refuge in Northern Virginia. The displaced of El Salvador and Central America are the Strangers or, perhaps, the Samaritans of our time and place. The protection and rights of refugees pose a generational challenge to which the church cannot passively observe.
Come learn about the current crisis in the Northern Triangle and the role of the Church in developing and supporting concrete solutions, especially for victims displaced and impacted by violence.
- Phil Palin: “Central American Refugees: The Other of our Time and the Need for a Faith Response“. Grace Church, Former Advisor to Dept. of Homeland Security and Dept. of Defense.
- Dr. Sebastián Albuja: “Forced Displacement by Violence: Global Perspective and the Central American Crisis” Former Head of Latina America and Africa Division for the Norwegian Refugee Council.
- Marc Hanson: “Overview of US Policy toward Central America“, Senior Associate, Washington Office on Latina America.
- Noah Bullock: “The Current Crisis and Response by Faith-Based Groups“, Executive Director, Foundation Cristosal.