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Faith Leaders Urge Lawmakers to Support Humane Immigration Reform


February 16, 2017


Michelle Nealy, mnealy@faithinpubliclife.org, 202-735-7123

Georgia Faith Leaders Urge Lawmakers to Support Humane Immigration Reform

Faith leaders call on lawmakers to build bridges not walls ahead of one-year anniversary of Pope Francis’ visit to the U.S.-Mexico border

ATLANTA, Ga. — On Saturday, February 18th, a diverse and prominent group of interfaith clergy will hold a prayer vigil to pressure Congressional leaders to overturn President Trump’s executive orders on immigration and to protect immigrant and refugee families.

Faith and community leaders will come together at the Latin American Association – Asociación Latinoamericana to send a powerful message in defense of immigrants and refugees.

WHAT:     “Build Bridges Not Walls” prayer vigil in support of humane immigration reform

WHEN:     Saturday, February 18th at 2:00 PM 

WHERE:   Latin American Association, 2750 Buford Hwy NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30324    


Aníbal Torres, Executive Director, Latin American Association

Rev. William Flippin, Emmanuel Lutheran Church

Rev. Trey Lyon, Park Ave Baptist Church

Christopher C. Marquardt, Board Chair-elect, Latin American Association 


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