Food shortage, environmental disaster, climate change, poverty and conflict push people to move. Land, resources, jobs, family, health and education pull people to move. People move voluntarily, after weighing the pros and cons. People move involuntarily, forced by violence, human trafficking and ethnic cleansing.
In the Bible, the people of God were called to remember their story of migration and to safeguard the well-being of the widows, the orphans and foreigners among them. Through this exhibit, which is in English and Spanish, you can experience the human stories of migration and be encouraged to further learning and advocacy. It can be paired with other MCC resources — from a petition or other advocacy calls to a Sunday school series on immigration.
Details: 12 free-standing, easy-to-roll-out banners that can be set up in a variety of configurations, depending on the space available. Each panel is 31.5 inches wide and 78 inches tall.
Groups may reserve the display by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or contacting MCC U.S. at (717) 859-1151. Groups pay shipping and handling plus a $50 rental fee.
The exhibit is available in either English/Spanish or English/French versions.
Groups can encourage participants to advocate for more humane immigration policies by using a petition or other materials at the MCC Washington Office web site. Following the exhibit, churches can do a Sunday School series on immigration, using the MCC U.S. resource, Loving Strangers as Ourselves (español).