Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Interfaith Peace Vigil Counters Hate Rhetoric

Yesterday, the Interfaith Immigration Coalition organized an interfaith peace vigil on the lawn of the Capitol, to counter the hate rhetoric of FAIR (the Federation for American Immigration Reform), an anti-immigration group that was holding an advocacy day. The faith leaders who spoke included Yvette Schock from the Interfaith Immigration Coalition, Bishop Thomas Wenski, Archdiocese of Orlando, Dale Schwartz, Chair of the Public Policy Committee for the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, Bishop Price Singh, Episcopal Archdiocese of Rochester, and Bishop Minerva CarcaƱo, Desert SW Conference of the United Methodist Church. These faith leaders were joined by Rep. Luis Gutierrez (IL) and Rep. Jared Polis (CO). This peace vigil was recognized on the front page of the Washington Post! To see the photo of participants in the peace vigil on the front page, click here. For the full article, within which the peace vigil is mentioned at the end, click here.

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