A Can of Worms & Immigration Stories
What a week to hear this story! Listen as Pastor Megan exposes some of the troubling and resonant layers of our Genesis story of Joseph and Potiphar’s unnamed wife. And yet heed the call to mark (Just)Peace Sunday with our Mennonite kindred across the country and world by reflecting on the sorry state of our immigration system here in the U.S. What might Joseph’s story have to offer those of us distressed and those of us whose lives are disrupted by the vulnerabilities of migration?
Megan M Ramer
Narrative Lectionary – Year 1
“A renewed church welcomes the stranger,” Willi Hugo Pérez. Pérez is the Mennonite World Conference representative for Latin America – Central America region, and president of SEMILLA, Latin American Anabaptist Seminary, Guatemala. He has previously served as a professor of theology and of political studies, and as director of REDPAZ, Mesoamerican Anabaptist-Mennonite Network of Peace and Justice.
“Our Hearts are Broken Open: Immigrant and Refugee Accompaniment Update,” Church Council of Greater Seattle, July 31, 2018.
Stories about Jose Robles finding sanctuary at Gethsemane Lutheran in downtown Seattle:
“Father of three takes sanctuary at Seattle church to avoid deportation,” Seattle Times, June 29, 2018.
“After 5 weeks in a Seattle church, undocumented immigrant says he still has hope,” Seattle Times, August 7, 2018.