Are you outraged by the United States’ detention first policies? Is there an ICE detention facility located in your community? Join the movement of congregations and communities nationwide who are responding with compassionate action through launching a visitation ministry.
We recognize that starting an immigration detention visitation ministry can be a daunting task, but LIRS is committed to walking alongside you each step of the way.
The LIRS Bring the Sky detention visitation guide will help you:
- Consider the call
- Understand the issues
- Establish a detention visitation ministry
Bring the Sky detention visitation guide:
- Module 1: Why Visit? A Theology of Detention Visitation Ministry
- Module 2: Realities: The Impact of the U.S. Immigration Detention System
- Module 3: Ministry Basics: Establishing a Visitation Program for Detained Migrants
- Module 4: Being a Visitor: Practical Guidance on Visiting Detained Migrants
- Module 5: Steps Beyond: Education, Advocacy & Community Care
Visitation Ministry Resources
- LIRS Access Toolkit: Learn about the new access procedures for ICE detention facilities.
Special thanks to our generous funding partners, The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, The Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod, Presbyterian Church USA, and Wheat Ridge Ministries for making visitation ministry possible.