Are you outraged by the United States’ detention first policies? Is there an ICE detention facility located in your community? Join the movement of over 40 congregations and communities nation-wide, and respond 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.
- Fill out our form to receive the full Visitation Ministry Resource Package.
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.