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“Those who were arrested this morning and those who were on hand to support them represent the many Episcopalians in our diocese who have long been active in advocating for our immigrant sisters and brothers. Today’s witness can inspire us all to stand with the marginalized and vulnerable among us in whatever ways we can answer that holy call.” – Bp Baskerville-Burrows
“Moses agreed to stay with the man, and he gave Moses his daughter Zipporah in marriage. She bore a son, and he named him Gershom [alien]; for he said, ‘I have been an alien residing in a foreign land’” (from today’s lectionary reading in Exodus 2:15-22).
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
In a letter that was distributed to the priests of his cure, Cardinal Blase Cupich, the Archbishop of Chicago stated his desire to stand in solidarity with parishioners throughout the archdiocese who are living in fear of the immigration actions of the Trump Administration.
Churches and religious leaders are organizing to resist Trump administration immigration and deportation policies.
As sweeping arrests are made of undocumented immigrants across the country, churches are stepping up to offer sanctuary to those at risk.
All the Episcopal bishops in all six dioceses in the state of Texas have issued a response to Gov. Abbott’s action regarding resettlement and aid to refugees.
The Miami Herald and other news outlets are reporting that Miami, Florida is the first city to bow under threats of federal funding withdrawal under Trump’s executive order regarding immigration and sanctuary cities.
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