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AMMPARO/Guardian Angels Training

Saturday, January 13, 2018
9:30 am4:00 pm
St. Thomas Lutheran Church, Omaha

The word “amparo” in Spanish means the protection of a living creature from suffering or damage. The ELCA’s strategy to Accompanying Migrant Minors with Protection, Advocacy, Representation and Opportunities (AMMPARO) was envisioned after witnessing the plight of children who are forced to flee their communities because of complex and interrelated reasons, including chronic violence, poverty, environmental displacement and lack of opportunities in El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala. The Nebraska and Western Iowa Synods are partnering together to work for justice and love our neighbors in engaging this strategy in some specific ways. One of those strategies includes being the church in the courtroom through being trained to be a Guardian Angel for migrant minors and their families. You can learn more here. Please share this event and encourage others to attend. All are welcome!

If you attended the Nebraska Synod’s introduction to the ELCA’s AMMPARO strategy June 1, 2017, plan to attend only the afternoon Guardian Angels training. If you did not and would like to learn basic information about immigration to the United States and the ELCA’s response to this issue, come for the whole day or stay just for the morning! Lunch will include a free will offering to defray expenses and build the Western Iowa and Nebraska Synods’ AMMPARO networks.

Anyone needing a hotel room the night prior to the event may call the New Victorian Inn & Suites at 10728 L St. (402)593-2380. Ask for the Nebraska Synod room rate.