Save the Date

This year, the annual Right of Asylum Reception will be held on Tuesday, October 23, 6 – 8 PM at the Battery Gardens Restaurant.

We host the Right of Asylum reception to raise awareness of the plight of asylum seekers and other vulnerable immigrants and to generate support for this mission.

Seafarers International House is the Lutheran response to the urgent needs of a multi-national and multi-faith community of seafarers and immigrants.  Our mission to immigrants focuses on visiting detained asylum seekers and providing initial lodging and social services to them once they are released.

Past recipients of the Outstanding Friend of Immigrants Award include:

2017 – Nisha Agarwal (Commissioner of the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs) and Ninette Kelley (Director of UN High Commissioner for Refugees Liaison Office)

2016 – Rev. Bruce H. Davidson and Elisa Massimino, Esq.

2015 – Rev. Stephen P. Bouman and Rev. E. Roy Riley

2014 – Ralston H. Deffenbaugh Jr., Esq. and Allen S. Keller, M.D.

2013 – Hon. Carolyn B. Maloney and C. Mario Russell, Esq.