Offering Sacred Welcome Curriculum

Offering Sacred Welcome Curriculum


Offering Sacred Welcome is a curriculum designed to engage Episcopal congregations in prayerful reflection and thoughtful actions regarding immigrant and refugee justice.

This curriculum has been developed by the Interfaith Movement for Immigrant Justice (IMIrJ) in partnership with the Diocesan Commission for Sanctuary. The groundwork for this initiative was laid with the “Welcoming the Stranger” resolution at the 2019 diocesan convention and the 2018 General Convention resolution “Becoming a Sanctuary Church.”

Commission member Hjalmer Lofstrom points out, “This curriculum supports the openings of small and large doors in the Episcopal Diocese of Oregon’s communities as a response to our Baptismal Covenant.”

The Commission on Sanctuary and IMIrJ are available to address questions and assist in adapting this curriculum for diverse communities. If you plan to use this curriculum for your congregation, please contact the Rev. Chris Craun at for support and to provide feedback.