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Accompanying asylum-seekers at our border

Seeking asylum when facing persecution and torture is a human right backed by international and national law, including the 1951 Refugee Commission ratified by the United States in 1968. Recently, I volunteered with local organizations at the San Diego/Tijuana, Mexico border, drawn to witness the pursuit of asylum by the "caravans" from Central America. 

As a Spanish-speaking pastor I was told I could best serve in two capacities in Tijuana: providing pastoral care to asylum-seekers and advocating for them within the city. 

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Diverse workshops set for annual gathering

Workshops on topics ranging from tools for global liberation to watershed discipleship will be on tap at the Alliance 2019 Annual Gathering

Robust presentations and conversations will anchor sessions spread out over Friday and Saturday of the gathering, taking place April 26-28 at Calvary Baptist Church in Washington, D.C. 

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The sacred kaleidoscope

One of my jobs as a healthcare chaplain is to serve on the ethics committee. Hospital ethics committees are designed to be diverse and multidisciplinary; they often provide education about ethical dilemmas that emerge along with the benefits of modern healthcare. Ethics committees also provide consultation in patient situations where differing perspectives, goals of care or ethical principles seem impossible to navigate. 

To begin our monthly meetings I facilitate a centering moment. Recently I took a kaleidoscope to pass around in 'show and see for yourself' fashion.

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