CWS Global Summit

CWS’s Global Summit on Immigration Reform is an opportunity for the church to live out its moral imperative to create just and welcoming communities. Join us in Washington, D.C. to discuss the global implications of migration and to advocate for domestic policy changes that advance the rights of immigrants.

Join fellow advocates for immigration reform to raise your voice with members of Congress and in the media – all in an effort to build stronger, more welcoming communities.

Please continue to check our Program Agenda for the most up-to-date information on speakers, actions, session leaders.

Where: National City Christian Church, 5 Thomas Cir NW, Washington, DC 20005

When: October 7-8, 2013

Who: Our goal is to bring together over 200 pastors, lay leaders and grass roots organizers who are working to advance immigrants' rights and build more welcoming communities.


Expected outcomes of Summit include:

  • Motivated participants who understand the important role of the faith community in immigration reform and respond through team building, local congressional visits, writing letters to the editor, organizing prayer vigils and hosting other prophetic actions
  • Ecumenical commitments to produce an environment where local communities embrace, support and protect immigrants
  • Increased capacity of national denominations and local faith groups to articulate and put into place strategies to build stronger, more welcoming communities and engage in pro-immigrant advocacy
  • Increased connectivity among denominations and local leaders to work together on advancing immigrants' rights
  • Reinvigorated creativity in demonstrating the faith community’s support for immigration reform
  • Sustainable relationships between faith communities and members of congress that foster ongoing dialogue and improved rights for immigrants at all levels