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 Immigration Commission of the Episcopal Diocese of San Joaquin
Faith in the Valley (ex officio): Lety Valencia
Diocesan Liaison: Canon Anna Carmichael