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The Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles reports that several of its clergy were among 35 people arrested during action to support immigrants. The LA Times describes the incident this way: Police arrested 35 demonstrators Thursday in downtown Los Angeles during a protest over recent actions by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents, officials said…(Read More)

At its Convention last weekend, the Diocese of Los Angeles elected to become a “sanctuary diocese” for undocumented immigrants to the United States. In the explanation to the resolution, the Rev. Francisco J. Garcia, Rector of Holy Faith in Inglewood writes, For many years, immigrant families have suffered on the margins of our society. They…(Read More)

Giles Fraser, writing for the Guardian, wondered how many churchgoers this past Sunday made the link between the people of the Exodus described in their lectionary readings, and the Ethiopian and Eritrean migrants who have crafted makeshift churches in the camps at Calais…(Read More)

The Episcopal Church and the Episcopal Network for Economic Justice are among 188 secular and faith-based organizations signing a letter from the American Civil Liberties Union to President Barack Obama, asking for an end to the detention of families seeking asylum in the U.S., addressing the damage it causes to detainees: Since the…(Read More)