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.
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Written by Hannah Wolf on Jun 24 2019 - 1:21pm
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 JamiAlise on Mar 17 2017 - 1:38pm
RAICES provides services for women and children who have escaped horrific violence in their home countries in Central America. They have made a perilous journey to our country where they have been detained and vetted at detention centers in Dilly and Karnes and released sponsors in the U.S.
Written by JamiAlise on Mar 17 2017 - 1:18pm
The Missionary Catechists of Divine Providence are organizing a rally and prayer service in support of all immigrants and the silent majority of U.S. citizens who wish to welcome the stranger. In light of President Trump’s proposed “ban” on immigrants, and determination to build “walls” based upon prejudice and fear, we are rallying to give voice to the voiceless and make visible our opposition to such a xenophobic stance (fear of the stranger). We wish to build bridges, not walls!
Written by JamiAlise on Mar 17 2017 - 12:56pm
You are welcome to share spontaneous prayers during the vigil and/or bring a prayer or poem from your faith tradition. Every fourth Thursday until July 2017! Find more information on their Facebook pages, peaceCENTER and Interfaith Welcome Coalition.
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 JayAlmendarez13 on Dec 6 2016 - 4:50pm
The Interfaith Welcome Coalition is holding a Home for the Holidays Luncheon on December 13, 2016 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The luncheon will involve an update on the asylum seekers being released and the speakers at the event will discuss the future steps they intend to take in response to the upcoming changes in policies. Individual tickets as well as table sponsorships are available. In order to purchase tickets, contact 210-732-9927.
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.