Cost: $10 (includes lunch | incluyen almuerzo)

Limited scholarships available | Estarán disponibles algunas becas


Chris Liu-Beers 
NC Council of Churches 


Friday October 12, 2012 from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM EDT

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United Church of Chapel Hill 
1321 Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

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2012 Faith & Immigration Statewide Summit 

Sponsored by the North Carolina Council of Churches & Cooperative Baptist Fellowship - NC

Register Now!Note: Registrations after 12:00pm on Wednesday, Oct. 10 will not be guaranteed lunch.

Note: This is a bilingual event. English description is below.

Metas de la conferencia:

  • Ofrecer una reunión ecuménica a nivel estatal única para los líderes de fe que trabajen principalmente con congregaciones de inmigrantes;
  • Ayudar a equipar a estos líderes para hacer frente a los desafíos que afrontan diariamente sus congregaciones, especialmente los relacionados con su condición de inmigración;
  • Proporcionar un espacio para crear redes y compartir buenas prácticas;
  • Capacitar a los aliados de los derechos de los inmigrantes, especialmente en las comunidades de fe, a organizarse y movilizarse con respecto a aspectos de inmigración.

Listado de talleres:


  • Inmigración 101
  • Detención y los programas locales de ejecución de la ley
  • Proteger a los trabajadores inmigrantes


  • Legislación y cabildeo: Washington DC
  • Legislación y cabildeo: Carolina del Norte
  • Luchando por el DREAM: los movimientos de los inmigrantes jóvenes


  • Nuevos paradigmas para el ministerio hispano/latino
  • Q&A: Ministerio con los indocumentados
  • Panel de discusión de la Unidad Negra/Marrón

Cost: $10. Registration includes lunch. Limited scholarships available. 

Regístrate Ahora Note: Registrations after 12:00pm on Wednesday, Oct. 10 will not be guaranteed lunch.

The 2012 Summit promises to accomplish four main goals:

  • Offer a unique statewide, ecumenical gathering for faith leaders who work primarily with immigrant congregations;
  • Help equip these faith leaders to deal with the daily challenges faced by their congregations, especially related to their immigration status;
  • Provide a space for networking and sharing of best practices;
  • Train immigrant rights allies, especially in faith communities, to organize and mobilize around immigration issues.

Here's a draft list of the day's workshops (note: you can mix and match workshops from different tracks):

Immigration & Enforcement Track

  • Immigration 101
  • Detention and Local Enforcement Programs
  • Protecting Immigrant Workers

Advocacy And Base-Building Track

  • Federal Legislation & Lobbying
  • North Carolina Legislation & Lobbying
  • Fighting for the DREAM: Immigrant Youth Movements

Ministry With Immigrants Track

  • New Paradigms for Hispanic/Latino Ministry
  • Q&A: Ministry With the Undocumented
  • Black/Brown Unity Panel Discussion

Here's what we heard after last year's Summit in Winston-Salem:

"I am new to getting involved in these areas and I got a terrific background in the subjects above. I thoroughly enjoyed it and greatly appreciated the breakfast and lunch. Thank you for a lovely and informative day in beautiful surroundings. God is good."

Everyone who submitted an evaluation said they would "recommend a similar event" and that they would "come back" to next year's Summit.

Cost: $10. Registration includes lunch. Limited scholarships available. 

Register Now! Note: Registrations after 12:00pm on Wednesday, Oct. 10 will not be guaranteed lunch.