On behalf of the New Federation of Asian American United Methodists (NFAAUM), we invite you and your congregation to join our first “Game Changers” Virtual Immigration Training for Youth and Young Adults on April 23-24, 2021.
The two-day virtual training, in partnership with General Commission on Religion and Race (GCORR), is open to all Asian American youth & young adults ages 14-35 years old who are active members of The United Methodist Church.
The virtual training will be extended to the NFAAUM Board of Directors, Asian American leaders, and those who are immigration advocates. Registration is still a requirement for everyone attending.
Primary guest speakers: Bishop Grant Hagiya, Bishop Minerva Carcano, and Bishop Rosemarie Wenner.
We will focus mainly on worship, story-telling and leadership training regarding immigration issues, racial injustice and the challenges of COVID-19 specially among the most vulnerable people (immigrants, asylum seekers, refugees and undocumented).
Youth and young adults will be trained to organize their respective faith communities to support and advocate for the most vulnerable people. Expected outcomes include:
To learn about the current immigration issues impacting communities;
To understand the theological basis for faith communities to stand in solidarity with immigrants;
To be equipped in faith rooted organizing and power mapping.
Organize faith and communities to support immigrants, asylum seekers, and refugees
Organize faith and communities to advocate for immigrants, asylum seekers, and refugees
Learned about the current immigration issues impacting communities
Learned about the theological basis for faith communities to stand in solidarity with immigrants
Learned about "faith rooted organizing"
Learned about power mapping