Thursday, September 22, 2011

St. Philip's Church to explore US-Mexican border issues

From Arizona-

With border issues at the forefront of the news, many people's response is to seek opportunities for learning, reflection and dialogue about the complex topic.

To that end, Border and Immigration Ministries at St. Philip's in the Hills Episcopal Church this fall will offer two forums, a film screening, a retreat and a field trip to the border.

• "St. Philip's Border and Immigration Ministry Asks 'Why?' " will be presented at 10:15 a.m. Sunday in the West Gallery at the church, 4440 N. Campbell Ave.

The forum will be led by Margi Ault-Duell from BorderLinks, a bi-national educational group focusing on issues of immigration, community formation, development and social justice in the borderlands between Mexico, the United States and beyond.

The forum will explore the root economic and social factors that motivate countless numbers to leave home and face the often grim realities of migration to the United States.

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