Asylum, Refuge, & Relocation: Multifaith and Community Responses to Global Migration (1356)

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This third annual LAMP symposium approaches immigration and refugee resettlement as an issue of common concern and potential collaboration for interfaith leaders. It aims to raise public awareness and provide resources as it brings together religious congregations, service organizations, community leaders, and university students in Atlanta. The symposium addresses local and global dimensions of migration, from the Syrian refugee crisis to the contributions of Atlanta’s multifaith and multiethnic immigrant communities. LAMP is a collaborative endeavor of the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts at Georgia Institute of Technology and the Candler School of Theology at Emory University. It centers upon the complexities of life, work, and leadership in a world where many faith traditions converge dynamically in geopolitical space at local, regional, and global levels. LAMP aims to promote interfaith harmony through educational and community-building initiatives in the southeastern United States.

From 9:30am until 6:30pm

At Historic Academy of Medicine at Georgia Tech

875 West Peachtree St., NW, Atlanta, GA 30309

Leadership and Multifaith Program (LAMP) in Atlanta, GA / +1-404-727-2974

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The symposium sessions will be led by religious and civic leaders in Atlanta along with scholars and interfaith practitioners. Some sessions aim to bring multifaith participants together for discussions on immigration policy and social change. Others respond to refugee issues from religious and theological perspective or offer models for interfaith collaboration in response to global migration. Our aim is to engage a broad community conversation that will lead to concrete action in multiple sectors of society. Considering the current political climate in the US and acts of intolerance toward immigrants and religious minorities, the questions this symposium raises will be critical for promoting peace and interreligious harmony. The symposium schedule is as follows:

9:30 A.M. – Registration

10:00 A.M. - Viewing of After Spring and discussion with film directors, Ellen Martinez & Stephanie Ching

12:45-2:15 P.M. - Lunch & Workshop Session 1
• After Spring: Documenting the Syrian Crisis
• Migration & the Middle East
• Spiritual Care with Migrants and Refugees
• Know Your Rights

2:30-3:45 P.M. - Workshop Session 2
• Educating Immigrant & Refugee Students: Best Practices
• How to Welcome & Advocate for Inclusivity in Your Community
• Detention & Detained Asylum Seekers
• Compassion in Action: An Interfaith Response

4:00-5:00 P.M. – Keynote Address
• Keynote: Derreck Kayongo, Center for Civil and Human Rights
• Respondent: Silas Allard, Emory Center for Law and Religion

5:15-6:30 P.M. - Poster Presentation and Resources Reception

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