Last week the Interfaith Immigration Coalition launched the “Prayer, Renewal and Action on Immigration” campaign, calling on faith and community leaders to hold vigils and pray for the protection of immigrants and their families and the moral courage of leaders in Washington to promote just and humane Immigration Reform.
So far, over 130 vigils have been registered – for a full list of vigils, check out www.ANewDayforImmigration.org.
Right now, we are witnessing a tremendous outpouring of support for immigration reform from faith and community leaders across the country. This past weekend, at least 30 of the first vigils were held – below is a roundup of media coverage from those events.
The tide is turning in the immigration debate. Folks are tired of the abusive tactics of the past 8 years and are demanding an immigration system that fits with our values, supports our communities and maintains family unity.
Dallas Morning News: From Dallas church, people pray for ‘humane and just’ immigration reform
Idaho Press Tribune: Vigil will focus on immigration
Aurora Sentinel: Faith calls together crowd for immigration vigil
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle: Interfaith church vigil calls for immigration reform
WHEC News: Immigration reform prayer service
ABC 11 News: Immigration supporters pray for change
North Carolina News Network: Prayer For An End To Immigration Raids
Raleigh News & Observer: Prayer vigil focuses on immigration
WRAL News: Raleigh joins national vigil for immigration reform
Omaha World Herald: Bishops take on immigrant policies
Virginian Pilot: Religious group to host immigration talk in Va. Beach
Alter Net: Religious Leaders Help Shape Immigration Debate
Christian Post: Faith Leaders Re-Ignite Immigration Debate
The Hill: Immigration reform advocates push forward in tough economy
Decorah Journal: Postville prayer vigil Thursday
MSNBC: Immigration reform prayer service
Jersey Journal: Immigration vigil tonight
Catholic News Agency: Nebraska bishops use input from laity to tackle immigration reform
Columbus Telegram: Bishops urge care with immigrants
Cary News: Cary immigration reform group holds training session
Great Falls Tribune: Immigration bill targets illegal workers
San Diego Union Tribune: Bilingual workshop set to help with immigration
Annapolis Capital: Immigrants march to protest Va. county’s policies