This is a case study of the LGBT Asylum Task Force in Worcester, Massachusetts. The Task Force is a ministry of Hadwen Park Congregational Church, UCC. It is the only program in the U.S. dedicated to providing wrap-around services, including housing, to LGBT asylum seekers. Since its inception in 2008, it has provided services to over 219 people from 24 countries. The discussion of the Task Force makes extensive use of interviews with its leadership and membership to showcase lived experiences of asylum seekers and those who assist them. © 2023, The Author(s).
Debating Religion and Forced Migration Entanglements (Politics of Citizenship and Migration book series)
LGBT asylum seekers, religion, spirituality
Niedzwiecki, Max, "We Shall Overcome: A Case Study of the LGBT Asylum Task Force, a Parish Ministry" (2023). International Development, Community, and Environment. 543.
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