Vigil for Immigrant Children

Date: 
October 11 at 4:30 pm
Description: 

Join us at the Federal Courthouse, 17 South Park Row in Erie for a vigil in conjunction with a Catholic Nonviolent Action for Immigrant Children in El Paso, TX October 11 and 12. The El Paso action is the third action and part of the “Stop the Inhumanity” campaign designed to increase pressure on the U.S. government to end child detention.

Images of immigrant children detained in cages, separated from family members, and living in unsanitary, unhealthy conditions have outraged the nation. The faith community has decried this treatment of children not only as a violation of human dignity and rights, but also as contrary to religious teachings and the sacred call to care for all people, especially those who are most at risk, such as children.  

Friday, October 11
4:30 to 5:00 pm
Federal Building Erie

CO-SPONSORS
Erie NETWORK Grassroots Advocates
Benedictines Sisters of Erie
Sisters of St. Joseph of Northwestern PA
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas NYPPAW
Social Justice and Life Office, Diocese of Erie

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