Pray for Immigrants Service - Hundreds stand for Justice and Humane Treatment
May 03, 2010
Joining thousands of faith communities around the country, the Diocese of Camden and CCOP faith communities joined together to launch a Weekend of Prayer for Immigrants. (Courier Post article here)
The weekend started Friday morning on the steps of Camden's Downtown post office where 30 community members and a team of clergy prayer over 1500 signed letters that were then sent to Senator Menendez, Senator Lautenburg, and Congressman Andrews.
Saturday at 4 PM 250+ community leaders then met at St. Joseph's Pro-Cathedral for an ecumenical prayer rally featuring Camden Diocese Bishop Joseph A. Galante. The prayer service lifted up the painful but real testimonies of the families cuaght in the current immigration system.
The Weekend ended with faith leaders in their respective church and faith services speaking about and praying for immigrants.
The overarching theme during these events was to push for fair and just immmigration policy that respects the values of human life, human dignity, and family unity. More specifically, leaders are urging their political leaders to pass reform that keeps familes together and adopts smart and humane enforcement policies.