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+Doyle of Texas joins prayer service for immigration reform

+Doyle of Texas joins prayer service for immigration reform

From the Episcopal Diocese of Texas:

Tuesday evening the Rt. Rev. Andy Doyle, Bishop of Texas, gathered with religious leaders from several different faiths for the Interfaith Prayer Service and Call to Action for Immigration Reform hosted by the Institute of Interfaith Dialog.


The Houston interfaith statement on humane immigration reform states, “As people of God, we join in faith, prayer and action calling our national leaders to adopt humane and ethical comprehensive immigration reform laws consistent with the moral beliefs and democratic traditions of our immigrant nation.” Religious leaders took turns offering a full statement asking to uphold family unity, create a documentation system, protect workers, facilitate integration, restore due process and align immigration laws with humanitarian values. The group also condemned legislation like the recent immigration laws enacted in Alabama.

“All of us have come to understand that we believe in a country that was founded on the principles of freedom and hope,” Bishop Doyle said. “People have come to us, legally and illegally, because of these very principles. They are here seeking living wages. They are here seeking life and abundance. And with that, we should make this nation worth of their search. It is our responsibility to speak morally and seek cooperation with politicians to find a solution.”

Photos and more here.

Watch Lost in Detention on PBS. See more from FRONTLINE.

PBS Frontline presented Lost in Detention Tuesday evening – examining the Obama administration’s get-tough immigration policy:

Watch more here.

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