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St_ Francis lobor of loveFaithAction International House is an organization that coordinates dialogues and forums between the Greensboro Police Department (NC) and immigrant & minority communities, to build greater understanding, trust, and cooperation. It is supported by faith and immigrant leaders, law enforcement officers, city officials, and community supporters. FaithAction ID is for residents who may have limited access to government issued forms of identification. Although it is not a government issued form of identification, it is a verifiable form of identification that says you are a part of the FaithAction community. It has limits but is used by law enforcement for identification, and is accepted by some city agencies, schools, health centers, and businesses. Participants must attend a mandatory orientation, provide a photo ID (passport, national ID card, expired driver’s license, etc..) and proof of current address in order to receive an ID.
Fr. Paul Lininger, OFM Conv., pastor of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Community (Burlington – NC), supports this movement calling it an, “ecumenical inter-religious endeavor supported by the kindness and energies of a host of volunteers who want to make a difference and wishing to help ‘strangers becoming neighbors’. Since initiating the program in May 2015, over 800 individuals have obtained a FaithAction ID Card.”  He thanks all for praying on behalf of the efforts and ask for continued prayerful support.
An article entitled, “In wake of new immigration law, ID card program gets large turnout,” by Natalie Allison Janicello, appeared in the online edition of the Times-News on November 2, 2015. To read the full article, click on the following link: ID Card Program