The national rhetoric around migration is intensifying. We need your help to fight forces of exclusion that oppose encounter, hospitality, solidarity, and love for neighbor. Here are four ways to help:
1) PRAY – Set an intention of hope for someone facing deportation. Say a rosary in honor of parents who raised children in the perils of a refugee camp. Commit to a Holy Hour where the Eucharist might strengthen your resolve for justice. Ask your parish or faith community to include prayers for unaccompanied minors and those seeking asylum.
2) SPEAK UP – Say something when you see or hear discriminating speech or oppressive actions against the vulnerable. Call your legislator. Use social media to speak truth.
3) SHOW UP – Encounter only works when we are physically present to one another! Share a meal with Youth Voices. Paint a mural, garden with us, or wash dishes side-by-side. Could you mentor a teen who is trying to navigate the college application process? Could you serve as an ESOL volunteer?
4) DONATE – Can you commit financially to supporting Aquinas Center as a place for encounter and a force for change? Aquinas Center is an independent 501c3 nonprofit. Your donation is tax deductible. Click the link below to donate online. Or, mail a check to 1700 Fernon Street, Philadelphia, PA 19145.
We cannot do this without you. Your generosity makes it all possible. Donate today.