CALL TO ACTION – from LCWR Immigration Coalition
Protect Asylum Seekers and All Immigrants during COVID-19 Crisis
In these days of crisis, we are all threatened, few more than those fleeing violence in search of refuge in the U.S. Let us not fail to act to protect the most vulnerable among us.
- #Faith4Asylum has put together an important letter to federal leaders, calling on them to include immigrants and asylum-seekers in all COVID-19 recovery plans; end detention and deportations; and take other measures to keep families and communities together in this crisis. We need YOUR SUPPORT–PLEASE sign on! If you are signing for a faith-based organization, sign on here. If you are an individual, sign on here. (Sisters – please sign on as an individual). Deadline is April 14.
- #Faith4Asylum has also developed some additional Family-friendly educational resources on asylum (#Faith4Asylum) – Click on the “Resources” and scroll half-way down the page, then look for the Education category of downloads).
- Haggadah has a blog post and insert on making immigration part of Passover (Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism)
- The Way of Asylum leads us to Pray the Stations of the Cross and shares inspiring art, reflections, and information regarding asylum seekers and the urgent need for all people of conscience to open their hearts and act in the name of justice. (Kino Border Initiative/Tucson Justice Activists)
From: Anne Scholz, SSND, PhD
Associate Director for Social Mission
Leadership Conference of Women Religious
(Sr. Marge Perron, RJM at the Migrant Statue in Rome)