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Overflow: Faith Leaders Respond to Asylum Seekers

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Overflow: Faith Leaders Respond

Thursday February 1, 2024 1pm
Via Zoom, with Registration Required
co-hosted by Massachusetts Council of Churches, Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston, Boston Faith & Justice Network
This week, the state of Massachusetts will set up a new emergency overflow shelter at the Melnea A. Cass Recreation Center in Roxbury to temporarily house those seeking refuge at Logan Airport. Join your clergy colleagues from around greater Boston on Thursday February 1 at 1pm via for a briefing on the current situation of those migrants seeking refuge in Massachusetts, the families currently in our overwhelmed housing system, and how our faith communities can live out our deepest values. We will provide clergy with information for our congregations on upcoming volunteer opportunities.
Register at the link.
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Background:  from ‘GBH News “The number of families in the emergency shelter system who entered as migrants is 3,623, as of Thursday. That’s about 48% of families in the system — the rest are unhoused residents.”
Volunteer Form: We are actively gathering information for volunteers to spend time at the Melnea A. Cass Rec Center with both children and adults.  Please share with your congregation and community: