Advancing Human Rights
The Refugee and Immigrant Action Group provides varied engagement opportunities for ERUUFians to build relationships with, and show support for, refugees and immigrants in our community, and to make our voices heard in support of these new neighbors in our communities. Through the personal connections we facilitate, and the actions we take, those of us who are more established in this community hope to understand the challenges refugees and immigrants face and have the opportunity to help newcomers feel welcome. Involvement can be one-time or ongoing, and may include sharing a meal, helping with childcare or food at a class for immigrants, donating household items for new arrivals, or advocating on behalf of refugee and immigrant rights.
Group Description: The LGBTQ+ Action Team is a group of LGBTQ+ people and allies committed to achieving full human rights and dignity for a traditionally marginalized minority.
Overarching Goals: The overall goal is for allies and LGBTQ ERUUFians to demonstrate that spiritual communities can be inclusive and welcoming. The Pride March is an excellent opportunity for this type of visibility, especially needed because of the high-profile presence of hatemongers who purport to be the voice of religion.
- Contact Person: Evelyn Studer
- Role: Coordinator
- Staff Partner: Rev. Jacqueline Brett, Minister of Congregational Engagement