International Development, Community, and Environment

Document Type

Article

Abstract

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).

Publication Title

Debating Religion and Forced Migration Entanglements (Politics of Citizenship and Migration book series)

Publication Date

2023

First Page

125

Last Page

145

ISBN

2520-8896

DOI

10.1007/978-3-031-23379-1_7

Keywords

LGBT asylum seekers, religion, spirituality

Worcester

Yes

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Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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Sociology Commons

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