Catholic Day of Action for Dreamers: A day of Courage and Commitment

“This morning the community prayed from Psalm 86: ‘Teach me your ways, O God, that I may walk in your truth’—a line even more powerful in light of yesterday’s witness,” said Sister Anne Wambach, prioress, in speaking of the group of more than 40 sisters, priests and lay people who were arrested in the Capitol Rotunda as part of an organized effort urging lawmakers to protect undocumented immigrants who were brought to this country as children.

Included in the group arrested were Benedictines for Peace members: Sister Anne McCarthy, Oblate Jacqueline Small, Sam Miller, Breanna Mekully and Tinamarie Stolz. As part of the Catholic Day of Action for Dreamers they participated in the action of nonviolent civil disobedience knowing that arrest was certain.

“Work for justice takes commitment and courage and we must continue our efforts for comprehensive immigration reform,” Sister Anne Wambach added. “We stand in solidarity with all those who are advocating for secure DACA legislation and we forge ahead with the DREAMERS, walking with them in God’s truth because as Benedictine Sisters we have committed ourselves to be a healing presence and prophetic witness for peace.”

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