Welcome to SJ RAISE
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 neighbours.
These pages are intended as a tool to help with education about the policies and laws that impact Refugees and Immigrants. These pages also provide resources for assisting our neighbours 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.
The alien who resides with you shall be to you as the citizen amoung you; you shall love the alien as yourself, for you were aliens in the land of Egypt. Lev 19:34