Episcopal Diocese of Rochester
Joy in Christ, a way of life

How on Earth Did We Get Where We Are?

A conversation on the immigration crisis with

the Rev. Philip Wheaton and Deacon George Dardess

Thursday, August 19

7:00 PM

St. Luke and St. Simon Sirene Episcopal Church

17 S. Fitzhugh St.

* Examining the historical record of the US’s treatment of 

   agricultural workers;

* Challenging today’s stereotypes of Hispanic migrant laborers;

*  Imagining a better future for us all.




Philip E. Wheaton is an Episcopal priest and missionary for many years in Latin America; Director for twenty years of EPICA, an ecumenical program of the Latin America Dept. of the National Council of Churches and an activist in the Sanctuary Movement. He is also an historian of Latin America struggles for liberation and the author of many books, including: Hope in the Midst of Chaos, Panama Invaded, Flowering of the Prophetic Word and Centennial History of the Episcopal Church in the Dominican Republic: Triumphing over Tragedy.


George Dardess, a Permanent Deacon of the Roman Catholic Church of Rochester, is a consultant to the Diocese’s Parish Support Ministry in the areas of Catholic Migrant Ministry and Interfaith Relations. He gives frequent talks and homilies on the topic of immigration and lives for part of the year in Tucson, where he is able to visit the “borderlands” between Mexico and Arizona.