Following the 10:45 worship service this previous Sunday, October 3rd, 2010, students and staff from the NWU community as well as members of the First United Methodist Church community got together to celebrate World Communion Sunday with a meal supporting world peace.
With food prepared, then served by NWU students, everyone who attended had the opportunity to partake of homemade soup as they joined in a discussion pertaining to the topic of immigration. This time of sharing allowed attendees to learn more of the facts concerning immigration, as well as discuss their own interpretations of the facts. Notably, two University Ministries interns, Jamie Krahn & Caty Reed, shared their experience of speaking with Mike Johannes and Ben Nelson, respectively during the Give Me Your Hand spring-break service-learning trip to Washington DC this past spring. Jamie had a particularly interesting perspective of her visit to Mr. Johannes in which many questions were asked, but were not necessarily answered to the extent she had hoped. Hopefully, participants in the discussion after the peace meal can discern the answers to more of those questions now that they are more aware of issues related to the topic of immigration.
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