Written by Hannah Wolf on Jun 24 2019 - 1:21pm
Replay the video below. The Interfaith Welcome Coalition (IWC), a San Antonio volunteer community supporting immigrants and refugees, welcomed Carlos Marin, the new coordinator for the Migrant Overnight Shelter. The IWC met at the First Presbyterian Church on Thursday, June 13, 2019 for a general meeting to celebrate the new coordinator of the overnight shelter program and discuss the latest in immigration news.
Written by Hannah Wolf on Jun 4 2019 - 5:45pm
The Interfaith Welcome Coalition is in need of new volunteers, especially during the evening and overnight shifts because their overnight shelter for migrants is overcrowded.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Dec 6 2016 - 9:20pm
A Mennonite Church in San Antonio has become a living nativity scene, sheltering hundreds of refugee mothers and children who fled violence and poverty in Central America. Immigration officials delivered more than 500 asylum-seeking women and children to the church after a judge in Austin ruled that Texas could not license the detention centers where they were being held as child care facilities. The refugees were delivered in waves, some arriving at 2 a.m. Monday in a driving thunderstorm.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Jun 14 2016 - 5:33pm
Kelly Allen, a passionate and tireless advocate for immigrants and social justice, died on June 5, 2016 after suffering a stroke. As pastor of San Antonio’s University Presbyterian Church, Allen helped form the Interfaith Welcome Coalition, a humanitarian response to the women and children fleeing deadly violence and poverty in Central America and seeking asylum in the United States.