Statement on DACA

In the growing pluralistic culture in which we live, it is easy to lose the voice of people who may not have the opportunity to speak.  Acknowledging the fears raised in many good and thoughtful people in our communities by the recent announcement of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program rescission in six months, many Christians are urging caution, hospitality, and legislative action to provide a solution. Many young people who have arrived in America as minors may be at risk now and we ask all federal agencies to act with grace and dignity allowing these young people to pursue their future here with our  welcome and hospitality, particularly since they arrived here through no choice of their own.

In the economy of the Kingdom of God, there is justice that transcends the geopolitical lines we arbitrarily draw and sees the dignity of every person created in God's image. We are grateful that many WHC churches and schools are positively engaged in helping people at risk. While we respect the governments over us, we call for the protection and welcome of these children turned adults among us.

Kevin W. Mannoia

October 19
Kansas City Pastors'
& Leaders' Day
Salvation Army Olathe
Corps Community Center

October 31

Middle Tennessee
Regional Network
Reformation Day Celebration
Nashville, TN
Trevecca Nazarene University
November 3
Steering Committee meeting
Memphis TN
COGIC Headquarters
November 9
Pastors' and Leaders' Day
Manchester, UK

November 16
Northeast Board Members Retreat
Rochester, NY
Roberts Wesleyan

January 31, 2018
WHC President's Network
Grapevine, TX
Gaylord Texan Resort &
Convention Center

February 1, 2018
New Room Gathering
Highland Park, FL
Highland Park Church

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