We are -- all of us --in some sense immigrants and sojourners, strangers in a strange land seeking a homeland. Some of us or members of our families have personally experienced hardships and, at times, unspeakable indignities, in coming to America. Others of us fortunate to have been born here have trekked into the desert wilderness to see for ourselves the migrant path of tears and triumph.
As a people of faith committed to dismantling oppressive systems and building structures and communities that reflect God’s compassion and justice, we must do no less than make straight a highway in the desert for our sisters and brothers.
Our Recent Actions on Immigration Reform
On January 27, 2013, we put our faith into action with the following:
For many years, immigrant families have suffered on the margins of our society. They have been scapegoated during difficult economic times and victimized by harsh anti-immigrant ordinances passed by some states and localities. Action on immigration reform is long overdue. Therefore, this week we are writing to our representatives in Congress asking that they support fair, compassionate, and comprehensive immigration reform. Letters were available at the Action Table on the lawn, and can be found here: Letter to House member Letter to Senator Feinstein and Letter to Senator Boxer.
Vestry Resolution on Immigration Reform
Photos from May 2006 Immigration Rally