WHAT: Interfaith Prayer Vigils to Protest ICE Policies
WHERE: ICE processing office, 925 Keynote Circle, Brooklyn Heights, OH
WHEN: Thursdays, 4:00-4:45pm
WHY: To show the love, concern, and compassion that people of faith have for immigrants who are suffering under the harsh policies of ICE.
ABOUT THE VIGILS:
A group of clergy—Islamic, Jewish, Christian, other-- and others concerned for immigrants in our community have been organizing weekly interfaith prayer vigils at the Immigration, Customs & Enforcement (ICE) office on Thursday afternoons since September 2018.
At these vigils we pray, sing, hold silence, lift up prophetic values of justice and compassion, and exhort those in power to work from that set of values. Each week in prayer, we name the reality of families being separated by immigration practices. We pray that God’s intervention, power, grace, and comfort enter into these situations of suffering and despair.
Leaders and members of Islamic, Jewish, and Christian faith congregations gathered last fall and talked about what kind of public presence they would want to do together. The weekly vigils began the following week: to bear witness to inhumane treatment being perpetrated on many immigrant communities, and to hold them in the light of hope.
We are fortunate to find many neighbors around Cleveland who share our belief that faithfulness requires prophetic action in situations where abuse of power and great suffering exist. Joining together in these weekly vigils is a step of prophetic faith witness.
Please join us each Thursday if you are able. All people of faith and conscience are welcome. Your presence matters!
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