The first of three conversations on the book Waking Up White and Finding Myself in the Story of Race by Debby Irving will be at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 725 S. High Street, Harrisonburg.  The discussions will be on:   Monday, June 12 to discuss parts 1-3 of the book; Monday, […]

Waking Up White Discussion

Check out this new video produced by our friends at WVPT about Faith in Action, featuring local resident, and refugee from Iraq, Tarah Skarine.

New Faith in Action Video

Celebration 2017
Join us this Sunday, May 7, at 3:00pm at Asbury United Methodist Church for Faith in Action’s 2017 Celebration! We will take stock and give thanks for the many real achievements we’ve made together during our first issue campaign, to stand with our neighbors who are immigrants and refugees.  After […]

Celebration 2017

Meet Denait Gebretsadik, your neighbor from Eritrea. When she was eleven years old, her family fled their home country into Ethiopia, seeking safety. In 2007, when her family left, Eritrea and neighboring Ethiopia were involved in intense border disputes. She remembers sneaking into Ethiopia at 3 a.m. with her mother […]

Meet Denait Gebretsadik

Meet Nasser Al Saadun, your neighbor from Basra, Iraq. In 2008, he resettled in Harrisonburg with his family after seeking refugee status in Lebanon. They fled their war-torn city in search of safety and peace to raise their children.   “In 2004, the militia kidnapped my father, thinking it was […]

Meet Nasser Al Saadun

Meet Hager Ahmed, your neighbor from Sudan. In 2001, she came with her family to the United States from a refugee camp in Lebanon after fleeing Sudan in search of peace and safety.   Her family stayed in Lebanon while they awaited official UN refugee status. “It was a long […]

Meet Hager Ahmed

Meet Nelly Moreno Shenk, the programs manager at Skyline Literacy, a program that dedicates itself to teaching the most basic literacy skills to those who need it in the Rockingham County area. “My skill is organizing people,” said Shenk. “In any space I’m in, I organize people, mediate and write […]

Meet Nelly Moreno Shenk

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Meet Jacques Mushagasha, a naturalized U.S. citizen living today in Rockingham County. In 2003, he resettled in the U.S. with his wife and family from a refugee camp in Zambia– after fleeing from his home in war-torn Congo.   In making the transition to the U.S., the family has left […]

Meet Jacques Mushagasha

As those of our Covenant Congregations which are Christian prepare to celebrate Advent (preparation for the coming of Christ) and Christmas (celebration of Jesus’ birth), we thought it might be helpful to provide some resources for the First Sunday of Christmas, which is Sunday, January 1 (for congregations following the […]

Jesus is a Refugee – Resources for the First Sunday ...