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Panel Discussion on the Syrian Refugee Crisis

Posted on February 19, 2016
First Presbyterian Church, Champaign to Host a Panel Discussion on the Syrian Refugee Crisis
Champaign, Illinois- February 18- First Presbyterian Church, Champaign is hosting a panel discussion titled, The Syrian Refugee Crisis and the Christian Response on Tuesday, March 1st from 6:30–8pm.  The event is free and open to the public. 
Panelists for the discussion will be:
  • Konstantinos Kourtikakis, Ph.D., University of Illinois Professor of Political Science
  • Emily Gray, LCSW, World Relief
  • Dr. Rizwan Uddin, Central Illinois Mosque and Islamic Center
The panel will address the background and politics of the Syrian Refugee Crisis, the U.S. refugee process, and the Christian response. A question and answer session will follow the panel discussion. Refreshments will be served following the program. 
On the afternoon of March 1 from 11am-2pm, First Presbyterian Church, Champaign and World Relief are hosting a workshop to explore making Champaign more welcoming and supportive to refugee and immigrant families. For more information, or to register, please email [email protected].  Lunch will be provided.
The Syrian Refugee Crisis and the Christian Response is part of First Presbyterian Church, Champaign’s Courageous Conversations series. Courageous Conversations began in 2014 to address social justice issues in the community and around the world. The goal of the series is to engage, educate, and empower members of our church and local community. The series is held quarterly.
The Syrian Refugee Crisis and the Christian Response
Tuesday, March 1st from 6:30–8pm
First Presbyterian Church
Second Floor Sanctuary
302 W. Church St., Champaign 

PC(USA) Mission Yearbook Transitions to New Digital-Only Format

Posted on January 29, 2016

Starting in 2016, the PC(USA) Mission Yearbook has become a free, digital-only resource.  You can read more about the decision to transition to this new format here.  You can read each day's entry here.  Each day, this link will go to that day's entry, and you can look at entries for other days by clicking on the calendar on that page.


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