Prayer Vigil Highlights Urgency for Immigration Reform
Clergy, Families Call for Action from Obama and Congress
WHAT: Prayer vigil for immigration reform
WHEN: Wednesday, June 17 at 2:00 PM
WHERE: Church of the Epiphany (1317 G St. NW, Washington, DC 20005)
WHO: Hundreds of people of faith from the DC metropolitan area
and around the country and diverse religious leaders, including:
Rabbi Darryl Crystal,
KAM Isaiah Israel, Jewish Council on Urban Affairs, Chicago, IL
Rev. Simon Bautista, Latino Missioner for the Episcopal Diocese of Washington
Fr. Robert Wotjek, Archdiocese of Baltimore, MD
Rev. Nancy McDonald Ladd, Bull Run Unitarian Universalist in Manassas, VA
Rabbi Noam Marans,
Associate Director of Interreligious Affairs, American Jewish Committee
WASHINGTON – Religious leaders will pray for urgency and action on immigration reform this Wednesday, June 17th at 2 PM at the historic Church of the Epiphany one block from the White House. Hundreds of people of faith will gather to pray for President Obama and Congress to have the courage to move legislation forward this year.
Diverse faith leaders – representing the breadth of support for comprehensive immigration reform in America’s faith communities – will join hundreds of people of faith who have come from across the country to call for swift and meaningful immigration reform that unites families, protects workers, and treats all immigrants fairly and humanely.