“Speaking from the Heart” is a group where refugees are invited to talk with Americans who are open to them and supportive of their efforts to express themselves in English.

The goals of “Speaking from the Heart” include:

Dismantling the social and linguistic isolation surrounding many refugees
Helping refugees to practice English conversation
Extending friendship to one another across linguistic, cultural and socio-economic barriers
Educating each other and creating mutual understanding through conversation and interaction
Facilitating refugee integration into their community
“Speaking from the Heart” takes on the format of a COFFEE HOUR where participants are free to mingle and make friends. Snacks and beverages are available.

American participants in SFTH come from the Greater Rochester Community. Refugee participants come from Rochester and have their origins in Cuba, Bhutan, Burma, Iraq, Sudan, Central African Republic, Congo, Somalia, etc.

Brothers from Different Mothers   SFTH Soccer Team    
Ayad Al-Hashimi & John C. Mariner        

All are welcome to participate, regardless of their religious affiliation or lack thereof. The group does not condone evangelism.

First Sunday of each Month 11:30-1:00

Spiritus Christi Church Nielsen Room

121 Fitzhugh Street N., Rochester, NY

585-484-0016 for information

585-749-8348 for ride information

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