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Syrian Refugee Resettlement focus of March 6 forum at First Congregational Church of Westfield.

Mahmoud Mahmoud, director of Church World Service in Jersey City, will speak about ongoing efforts to resettle Syrian refugees in the New York area.

Click here to send email of concern to officials with First Congregational Church of Westfield,  United Church of Christ, Church World Service, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and New Jersey Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno.

Please note in contact information below that the United Church of Christ and Church World Service started blocking emails from the Florida Family Association server.

  Mahmoud Mahmoud, director of Church World Service in Jersey City, will speak about ongoing efforts to resettle Syrian refugees in the New York area and ways the community can help at First Congregational Church of Westfield on Sunday, March 6, at 11:30 a.m. To register for this event, which includes a free soup luncheon, contact the church at 908-233-2494 or uccfcc@verizon.net.

NJ.com issued a report on February 19, 2016 titled Syrian Refugee Resettlement focus of March 6 forum at First Congregational Church of Westfield.  The article states in part:

First Congregational Church of Westfield, 125 Elmer St., in Westfield, will host a special "Souper Sunday" forum on the Syrian refugee crisis and resettlement effort on Sunday, March 6, at 11:30 a.m., in the lower level of the McCorison Education Building, at the right of the church complex. A soup and salad luncheon will be served and the event is free and open to the public.

The featured speaker will be Mahmoud Mahmoud, director of Church World Service (CWS) in Jersey City, one of nine private aid organizations working with the United Nations and the U.S. State department to assist in international refugee resettlement. Since April 2015, CWS has helped 150 refugees from Columbia, Cuba, Ethiopia, Pakistan and Syria start new lives in the New York metropolitan area.

"We are excited to have Church World Service come and share their deep understanding of the realities faced by the victims of this crisis, as well as discover how we can contribute to their efforts in this area," said Rev. Dr. Mark Boyea. FCC Senior Minister.

First Congregational Church of Westfield is a member of the United Church of Christ.

Here are some reasons why Americans are concerned about accepting refugees from Syria:

* Poll: 13% Of Syrian Refugees Support ISIS, 23% — or almost 1 in 4 — could be susceptible to ISIS recruitment. Immigration: A first-of-its-kind survey of the hordes of Syrian refugees entering Europe found 13% support the Islamic State. The poll should raise alarms about the risks posed by the resettlement of 10,000 refugees in the U.S.  The poll of 900 Syrian refugees by the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies also found that another 10% of the displaced Syrians have a lukewarm, but not entirely negative, view of the terror group. That means 23% — or almost 1 in 4 — could be susceptible to ISIS recruitment.  It also means as many 2,500 of the 10,000 Syrian refugees that the Obama administration is resettling inside American cities are potential terrorist threats. Investor’s Business Daily reported on November 4, 2015.

* The Homeland Security Committee for the United States House of Representatives issued a report on February 12, 2015 titled:  FBI Warns of Intelligence Gap on Foreign Fighters in Syria, Iraq.  This report states in part:  “We don't have it under control,” said Mr. Michael Steinback, Assistant Director for the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  “Absolutely, we're doing the best we can. If I were to say that we had it under control, then I would say I know of every single individual traveling. I don't. And I don't know every person there and I don't know everyone coming back. So it's not even close to being under control.”  Homeland Security Committee, February 12, 2015.

* ISIS terrorists have tried to exploit the Syrian refugee program to get into the United States, the House Homeland Security Committee chairman claimed Monday.  The New York Post reported, December 8, 2015.    

*  CIA Director John Brennan said during the February 14, 2016 episode of CBS 60 Minutes that “ISIS has access to chemical weapons.”  CBS.com, February 14, 2016

Once inside the United States an overlooked threat can pose danger to citizens in any state.

It is very troubling that First Congregational Church of Westfield,  United Church of Christ, Church World Service, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and New Jersey Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno are not making it a priority to keep the people of America safe by not accepting Syrian refugees.

Florida Family Association has prepared an email for you to send to express concern to First Congregational Church of Westfield,  United Church of Christ, Church World Service, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and New Jersey Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno regarding the settlement of Syrian refugees.

To send your email, please click the following link, enter your name and email address then click the "Send Your Message" button. You may also edit the subject or message text if you wish.

Click here to send email of concern to officials with First Congregational Church of Westfield,  United Church of Christ, Church World Service, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and New Jersey Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno.

Contact information.

First Congregational Church 
125 Elmer Street, Westfield, NJ 07090
Phone 908-223-2494, Fax: 908-233-1416
, uccfcc@verizon.net

 

Senior Minister:  Rev. Dr. Mark Boyea
First Congregational Church of Westfield 

uccfcc.mark@verizon.net

Associate Minister:  Rev. Joy E. Mounts                                                           uccfcc.joy@verizon.net
Music Director:  Dr. Barbara Thomson                                                                          bctbct@aol.com
Church School Superintendent:  Alida Woods                                                      user513549@aol.com
Church Administrator:  Jim Palme                                                                     uccfcc.jim@verizon.net

National and Global Ministries of the United Church of Christ
700 Prospect Ave., Cleveland,Ohio 44115, Phone 216-736-2100

 

Rev. John C. Dorhauer, President, United Church of Christ, dorhauerj@ucc.org

I will be in the Middle East visiting our Global Mission Partners. I will return March 14. Since I won't be able at that time to retrace two weeks of emails, I would ask you to either resend your email request when I return; or if it needs immediate attention please contact our Chief Strategic Officer, Cheryl Williams at williamsc@ucc.org. Thank you for your patience and understanding.  

 
United Church of Christ started blocking emails sent by citizens through Floridafamily.org

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Noel Andersen UCC & CWS, Grassroots Coordinator for Immigrants' Rights
100 NE Maryland Ave
Washington, DC 20002, nandersen@cwsglobal.org
 
Kimberly Whitney, Minister for Covenantal Relations
700 Prospect Ave., Cleveland, OH 44115, 216-736-2112, whitneyk@ucc.org
 
Church World Service
28606 Phillips St, Elkhart, Indiana 46514
Phone: 574-264-3102 800-297-1516
info@cwsglobal.org
 
Church World Service started blocing emails sent by citizens through Floridfamily.org.
 

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Rev. John L. McCullough
President and CEO of Church World Service

jmccullough@cwsglobal.org

 

Erol Kekic, Executive Director,
Immigration and Refugee Program

ekekic@cwsglobal.org

 
Sarah Krause, Senior Director, Program
Immigration and Refugee Program
 

New Jersey
Office of the Governor

PO Box 001
Trenton, NJ 08625
609-292-6000

 

Governor Chris Christie

Regina Egea,
Governor's Chief of Staff
regina.egea@gov.state.nj.us


 

Kim Guadagno
Lt. Governor and Secretary of State

Dennis R. Robinson,
Chief of Staff to the Lt. Governor
dennis.robinson@gov.state.nj.us



Author: ffa   20160229   Category: Immigration  FFA: on
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