“Mission and Refugees: Crisis and Opportunity”

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Registration costs $150 and includes all meals except Saturday dinner.


$99.00 + tax per night for all MLF participants

Make your accommodation reservations directly with the hotel:

New Haven Village Suites
3 Long Wharf Drive
New Haven, CT 06511
(203) 777-5337 – Ask for Falisha Smith

MLF Planning Committee members

If you are a member of the MLF Planning Committee, you will be assigned a room at OMSC. If no room is available, we will make a reservation for you at the hotel.


Friday, April 21

4:00p      Registration
4:45        Leave OMSC for dinner at Albertus Magnus College
5:00        Dinner at Albertus Magnus College
6:30        Hymn, prayer, and introductions – Thomas Hastings, Executive Director, OMSC
7:00        Plenary Presentation: Chris George, Executive Director, Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services (IRIS), New Haven, CT
7:50        Group Discussion, moderated by James Krabill
8:30        Worship and Intercessory Prayer – Steve Hardy
8:45        Announcements and dismissal
Saturday, April 22

7:30a      Continental breakfast served at OMSC
8:30        Hymn and prayer: Michael Racine
8:40        Bible study: George Kovoor
9:30        Group Reflection
9:45        Coffee Break
10:15      Plenary Presentation:  Judith Mayotte, Author and Ethicist, Disposable People? The Plight of Refugees (Orbis)
11:00      Response, Mark Oxbrow
11:30      Recess for brunch at Albertus Magnus College
1:00p      Return for Group Discussion
1:30        Plenary Presentation: Rachel Uthmann, Director of Training, International Association for Refugees
2:15        Response, John Watters
2:45        Group Discussion
3:15        Coffee Break
3:45        Daily Report: What We’ve Seen and Heard So Far, Donald Marsden
4:15        Prayer, Susan Perlman
5:30        Depart for dinner in your choice of restaurants
After dinner: Evening on your own

Sunday, April 23

7:30a      Hot breakfast served at OMSC
8:30        Hymn and prayer: Michael Racine
8:40        Bible study:  George Kovoor
9:45        Panel with speakers and respondents, moderated by Steve Hardy
10:15      Coffee Break
10:45      Group discussion and wrap up, moderated by Thomas Hastings
11:30      Closing prayer and adjournment (followed by lunch at OMSC) 
Departure   (Planning Committee stays)

Sunday, April 23

1:00p     Meeting of the MLF Planning Committee in the English Library

MLF Planning Committee

Jeff Hahn
Steve Hardy
George Kovoor
James Krabill
Mark Oxbrow
Susan Perlman
Rick Richardson
Tite Tienou
John Watters
Darrell Whiteman