JUSTICE. PEACE. DIGNITY.
WE ARE SAN JOAQUIN REFUGEE AND IMMIGRATION SUPPORT AND EMPOWERMENT.
Welcome to SJRAISE
In keeping with our Baptismal Covenant as Christians, the Episcopal Diocese of San Joaquin is working with others to support the Refugees and Immigrants who live among us as our neighbors.
Our website is intended as a tool to help with education about the policies and laws that impact Refugees and Immigrants. It's also designed to provide resources for assisting our neighbors as they continue to live their lives, often in fear of what will come next.
We recognize that our stories today often parallel stories throughout human history. We recognize especially the story of Jesus who was born homeless, and became a refugee at an early age in his life.
INSPIRED BY THE CALL TO JUSTICE
We are the Immigration Commission of the Episcopal Diocese of San Joaquin, a ministry representing 20 faith communities from the Central Valley to the High Sierra. Our mission flows from the heart of God and a mandate of Diocesan Convention.
We are inspired by our Baptismal call to strive for justice, peace and human dignity for ALL, our prophetic tradition, the call of the Gospel, and the life of Jesus himself.
Having witnessed the detention, deportation, and separation of families in our communities, we are called to be…
A people committed to the values of liberation, welcome, and belonging.
A people who pray, accompany and seek justice for those who suffer from unfair immigration policies.
A people who educate and equip congregations to stand in solidarity with our immigrant brothers and sisters.
We do all this to make God’s dream for justice a reality through the creation of a just and humane immigration system, where all members of our community are safe, and we realize that we belong to each other.
The Office of Government Relations offers different ways for Episcopalians to stand together in support of the Dreamers, our brothers and Sisters, refugees, and asylum seekers, as well as needed immigration reform. We encourage you to click here, to join other Episcopalians around the US striving for justice and peace among all people and looking for ways to respect the dignity of every human being.
You can also join the active Ministry of public policy advocacy by clicking here.