When the alien resides with you in your land, you shall not oppress the alien. The alien who resides with you shall be to you as the citizen among you; you shall love the alien as yourself, for you were aliens in the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God.  Leviticus 19:33-34

Who are the Afghan refugees and what can Massachusetts expect? 


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Listen and watch former translators share their journeys


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Immigrant Storytelling in the American Narrative


Maria Hinojosa, Once I Was You: A Memoir, outlines the history of immigrant narratives in the U.S., and offers strategies to shift the public discourse on immigration


Immigrants contributions to pandemic relief here.


Fact sheets on immigrants in Greater Boston

Ten  fact sheets on the largest immigrant populations in Greater Boston have been published by The ILC Public Education Institute. Check out voter eligibility, demographic, economic and education data for immigrants from China, Dominican Republic, India, Haiti, Brazil, El Salvador, Vietnam, Canada, Guatemala and Cape Verde. There are also statistics on U.S. and Massachusetts immigrants on our website


A Nov. 2020 webinar and discussion on and Check out "The Pandemic, Politics and Future: Tackling Immigrant Anxiety and Trauma," Nov. 2020 here, here, and here.


A 2018 study on local immigration integration provides a glimpse into evidence-based initiatives that give immigrants a voice, protects communities and allows everyone to contribute to shared prosperity. See the pdf summary here. Listen to discussion here, and here, and here.

View a July 2020 study on the Impact of Anti-immigrant Bias and Identity Formation in immigrant children in the US here. Adam Strom, founder and director of Re-imagining Migration, discusses the ways that bias around immigrants and immigration can affect students' identities and communities.

Anti-Bias Tools & Strategies For educators, families, and care givers: here.

See more webinars for educators here.

The links above are provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only.  The Congregational Church of Topsfield cannot guarantee the accuracy or the completeness of the information and materials contained in these websites. Please conduct your own due diligence and consult professional advice when making important decisions.