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GA Faith Leaders to Hold Prayer Vigil Urging Congress to Protect Our Immigrant Neighbors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 13, 2018

MEDIA CONTACT

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

Graham Younger, gyounger@faithinpubliclife.org, (678) 739-8584

GA Faith Leaders to Hold Prayer Vigil Urging Congress to Protect Our Immigrant Neighbors

Atlanta, Ga. — On Tuesday, August 13th, at 1:00 p.m., faith and community leaders will hold a prayer vigil calling on Congress to protect immigrant families in the aftermath of the anti-immigrant mass shooting that claimed 22 lives in El Paso, which was inspired in part by President Trump’s hateful white supremacist rhetoric. 

Clergy will call on Georgia’s congressional delegation to cut federal funding for deportation, immigrant detention, and border militarization.

WHAT: 

Prayer vigil calling for the protection of immigrants after El Paso shooting

WHEN:

Tuesday, August 13th, at 1 p.m.

WHERE:

The Absalom Jones Episcopal Center for Racial Healing

807 Atlanta Student Movement Boulevard, Atlanta, Georgia 30314

WHO:

Deacon Juan Sandoval, The Cathedral of St. Philip

Dr. Catherine Meeks, Executive Director of Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing

Rev. Tom Hagood, New Sanctuary Movement of Atlanta

Fabio Sotelo, St. Bede’s Episcopal Church

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