Dear WIN Community:
We hope you will join us in Cheyenne on Friday, March 30, 2018, for a Good Friday Prayer Vigil for Immigration Justice.
We will meet at the Cheyenne Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Office at 308 West 21st Street; at around 11:30 am we will leave there and walk up Carey Avenue on the east side of the street (accompanied by Cheyenne Police) to the Governor’s office, and at around 12:45 pm, we will walk on the sidewalk to the Federal Building.
The purpose of the Good Friday Prayer Vigil is to support DACA, immigration justice, and to oppose the building of an immigrant prison at Evanston.
To read about the social justice issues related to the proposed immigration prison in Evanston, please click here. To read about social justice issues and updates related to DACA, please click here.
WIN's Peace and Justice Resolutions focus specifically on immigration justice. WIN's Peace and Justice Resolutions state, in part:
“We are one family whatever our national, racial, ethnic, economic and ideological differences. We are our brothers’ and sisters’ keepers, wherever they may be.” (From Catholic Charities, USA). We envision a society that promotes human dignity and the capacity for each to grow. Marred by deepening divisions among us, especially the rich and the poor, as a moral duty, we advocate for and with the poor, prisoners, foreigners, and others who are vulnerable.
Therefore, we support systems, causes, actions and laws that do the following:
Oppose discrimination and support equality regardless of religion, color, race, national origin, age, disabilities, gender identity or sexual orientation.
Seek to reduce poverty by improving access to affordable housing, food, health care, child and vulnerable adult care and a living wage.
Promote immigration reform that shows compassion, does not break up families and allows an accessible path to citizenship for those already in the United States...
For more information about WIN's resolutions and our three teams (Peace and Justice, On Sacred Ground, and Spiritual Life), please visit our website at www.wyointerfaith.org. If you would like more information about joining one of our teams, please contact Susie Markus at email@example.com, or call me at 307-274-6292.
Susie Markus, Ph.D. Executive Director Wyoming Interfaith Network firstname.lastname@example.org