Saskatchewan Conference takes action for refugees: increase sponsorships and end the Safe Third Country Agreement
On Friday, January 27th US President Trump signed an Executive Order that temporarily halts all resettlement of refugees to the US, halves the number of refugees to be resettled in the current year, and bars Syrian refugees and discriminates against refugees of Muslim faith or background. The Order also imposes a temporary ban on the admission of nationals of seven predominantly Muslim countries.
Over the past year, United Church people have welcomed thousands of refugees into their communities. As people of faith, the church continues to ask and respond in this time and place to Jesus’ question: “And when was it that we saw you a stranger and welcomed you?” (Matthew 25).
There are positive, immediate steps Canada can take to respond to this crisis, but our government will need to hear that message from us. Read the full call to action.