Thursday, March 23, 2017

Memphis Theological Seminary Stands with Refugees

Posted By on Thu, Mar 23, 2017 at 12:21 PM

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The Memphis Theological Seminary is calling for solidarity with their undocumented and refugee brothers and sisters.

In an official statement released on Wednesday, March 22, the school announced that they stand with undocumented workers and refugees seeking sanctuary in the country.

“Because of our faith, we welcome others as Christ welcomed us,” the statement said. “We also recognize that each person is created in the image of God. Therefore each person deserves dignity and respect. We are called to welcome all irrespective of race, class, creed, or country of origin.”

The seminary, an ecumenical, interfaith graduate school of theology, has been educating men and women in Memphis with a stated commitment to justice, peace, and piety since 1964.

"While we recognize the responsibility of our leaders to implement the laws of our nation, we urge that those laws be administered humanely, so as not to divide families, destroy basic human dignity, and deny refugees the welcome our nation."

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