Prayer Vigil in Solidarity with DACA, TPS & Refugees
In this moment of confusion over the status of the DACA program, the end of TPS for Salvadorans and other national groups, and direct attacks on the refugee admissions program, we invite our community to gather with us in prayer and solidarity for our immigrant neighbors.
We will hear from Dreamers who face the possibility of being banished from the only country they have ever known. We will hear from TPS holders, who now have 18 months until they will be torn apart from their families and the lives they have built here. And we will hear from refugees, whose children have been barred from joining them here because of chokeholds being placed on the refugee admissions program.
Together, we will light candles to recognize a Divine presence that calls us into community with one another, especially calling us into loving solidarity with our immigrant neighbors who are vulnerable and hurting. As we light candles, we remember our God is a God of hope and life, a God who seeks a future for all persons and generations, a God who desires the fulfillment of dreams for all creation.
In memory of those refugees who have been barred entry to our community, we will join Canopy NWA as they unveil a new temporary art installation on the St. Martin's campus titled "Absence," which will symbolize our community’s sorrow and frustration over the continued absence of 40 refugee men, women and children who have been hindered from traveling to their new home in Northwest Arkansas.
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Fayetteville, AR 72701
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