Church to host Immigration symposium

April 25, 2019 GMT

By Daily Journal staff report

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 298 S. Harrison Ave., Kankakee, will host an immigration symposium from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

St. Paul’s, in connection with the Interfaith Alliance, Aunt Martha’s Illinois Welcoming Center and Connect Kankakee will present the symposium dedicated to establishing a dialogue among residents, business leaders, elected officials and clergy to gain insight and understanding of issues affecting the immigrant community.

Guest speakers will include Kankakee County Sheriff Mike Downey, Kankakee County State’s Attorney Jim Rowe and St. Paul’s Rev. Israel Anchan, among others.

“Many people are confused with the recent political trend and development of myths on undocumented friends and government immigration policy, but they are not familiar with the real story on immigration,” Anchan said. “This immigration symposium will provide comprehensive knowledge to community leaders through renowned presenters.”

He added, “This symposium is not politically or religiously motivated but is designed on humanitarian ground for community leaders to know the facts on immigration and to build our community.”

All are welcome to attend.