Open the Door: Refugees, Faith and the Sanctuary

7:30pm at St Paul’s Anglican Church, 45 Russell Street West, Lindsay ON.

The changes to Canada’s refugee law which came into effect on December 15 are already having a devastating impact on people seeking safety from violence and persecution. The speakers will discuss some of the effects of the new law, and why some faith communities feel that offering sanctuary is an obligation of conscience.

Moderator: Sylvia Keesmaat, Biblical Scholar, Cameron

Speakers: J. Santiago Rodriguez, SJ, Romero House, Toronto
Tamara Hoogerdyk, New Canadians Centre, Peterborough
Michael VanDerHerberg, New Canadians Centre, Peterborough

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Sponsored by the Canadian Sanctuary Network, the New Canadians Centre, St Paul’s Anglican Church, and St James Anglican Church, Fenelon Falls.