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Immigrant Rights Book Study

Why would a 16-year-old undertake a life-threatening 12,000-mile trek from Central America?

What do migrants experience during these grueling journeys, and what can this teach us about the role of faith communities in the face of today’s global refugee crisis?

 In honor of Immigrant Rights Weekend at Plymouth, join us on Zoom for a three-week book study of Enrique’s Journey by Sonia Nazario, sponsored by the Welcoming Migrants Committee.

Enrique’s Journey recounts the unforgettable quest of a Honduran boy looking for his mother, eleven years after she is forced to leave her starving family to find work in the United States. Braving unimaginable peril, often clinging to the sides and tops of freight trains, Enrique travels through hostile worlds full of gangs, bandits, and corrupt cops. But he pushes forward, relying on his wit, courage, hope, and the kindness of strangers.

Based on the Los Angeles Times newspaper series that won two Pulitzer Prizes, this astonishing story puts a human face on the ongoing debate about immigration reform in the United States.

The book study will be held virtually on Zoom on the following Sundays: April 24, May 1 & May 15 at 7:00pm. (No book study on May 8 due to Mother’s Day.)

To register, contact Mary Nelson (maryandsteve@q.com). A limited number of books are available in the church office for $15, check or exact cash.