Public radio station WYSO in Yellow Springs recently highlighted a sample of immigrant-friendly efforts in the Dayton community through their Community Voices program. The story focuses on Grace United Methodist Church and the Congolese worshipers who have been welcomed into the faith family there.
“Immigrants have shaped Dayton, Ohio recently. There are immigrants from over 100 countries who call it home and the city declares itself “Immigrant friendly.” We go to to Grace United Methodist Church in Dayton, where, in the last months, dozens of refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo have been welcomed into the church and worship in Swahili. Community Voices producer George Drake Jr spent time with the congregation.”