Forum: Being a Sanctuary Parish, Oct 8, 9:15am
Join our guest, the Rev. Canon Joanne Leslie, the Diocese of Los Angeles' Archdeacon Emeritus, for a forum on being a sanctuary for immigrants and refugees.
In Dec 2016 the Diocese of Los Angeles overwhelmingly passed a resolution to become a sanctuary diocese. St. Augustine's followed suit shortly thereafter with our vestry unanimously passing a resolution in spring 2017 to become a sanctuary parish. Copies of our parish's resolution will be available at the forum.
What does this mean for the diocese and for us? Come learn about diocesan-level activism and join the discussion on ways our parish can live into serving at-risk immigrants and refugees.
Canon Leslie will also be preaching at both the 8am and 10:30am services.
ABOUT OUR GUEST
The Rev. Canon Joanne Leslie, PhD, is Archdeacon Emeritus in the Diocese of Los Angeles and a vital force on the Diocesan Sanctuary Task Force and the Diocese of Los Angeles' chapter of the national Episcopal Sacred Resistance.
She brings to this ministry her long experience as an adjunct professor at the UCLA School of Public Health, having spent 20 years engaged in health nutrition work in western and central Africa.
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