Welcoming the Stranger to St. Louis: Religious Responses to Recent Immigrants and Refugees

Address by Anna Crosslin, President and CEO of the International Institute of St. Louis, followed by a panel discussion with local religious leaders.



Women’s Building Formal Lounge Washington University in St. Louis

One Brookings Drive
St. Louis, MO 63130


Please join us for this public event that will bring together local leaders to consider current issues related to immigration and refugees with a keen focus on the St. Louis-area religious response.

Anna Crosslin, President and CEO of the International Institute of St. Louis, will discuss that organization’s efforts in the current climate. Following her remarks, a panel of local clergy leaders representing a range of religious traditions will discuss the actions their communities are pursuing to serve immigrants and refugees in the St. Louis area. Panel participants will include:

Maharat Rori Picker Neiss, Executive Director of the Jewish Community Relations Council

Dr. F. Javier Orozco, OFS, Executive Director of Human Dignity and Intercultural Affairs, Archdiocese of St. Louis

Imam Eldin Susa, St. Louis Islamic Center NUR

There will be time for audience Q&A with the panelists, as well as a reception following the program for all attendees.

RSVPs encouraged to rap@wustl.edu or (314) 935-9345.

Free and open to all.


  • Anna Crosslin

  • Javier Orozco

  • Rori Picker-Neiss

  • Eldin Susa

  • R. Marie Griffith

    Director and John C. Danforth Distinguished Professor in the Humanities