Catholic, Protestant, Evangelical, Muslim, and Jewish Women Cry Out: Stop Tearing Families Apart

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June 23, 2018

 

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Catholic, Protestant, Evangelical, Muslim, and Jewish Women Cry Out: Stop Tearing Families Apart

 

Ohio Women of faith to hold rally and prayer vigil in front of First Congregational Church

 

Columbus, OH --  On Wednesday, June 27th at 2p.m., Catholic, Protestant, Muslim, and Jewish women of faith will gather at the First Congregational Church to pray and to tell the Trump administration to halt its brutal “zero tolerance” policy, which wrongly treats people fleeing violence and poverty as criminals and incarcerates entire families. Despite the President’s recent Executive Order, families are still in jeopardy and thousands of children remain separated from their parents.
 

Over 500 Ohio women of faith have signed an open letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen demanding a complete stop to the recently publicized practice of Customs and Border Protection officers ripping children out of their parents’ arms and holding them in detention centers. These faith leaders are also demanding that the families be immediately reunited.

 

WHAT:

Women of Faith Cry Out to Keep Families Together Prayer Vigil

 

WHEN:

Wednesday, June 27th, at 2p.m.

 

WHERE:

First Congregational Church, 444 E. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43215

 

WHO:

Rev. Emily Corzine, First Congregational Church

Rev. Dr. Renee Womack-Keels, The Spirituality Network

Ernestine Jackson, Interfaith Association of Central Ohio

Nicol Ghazi, Muslim Family Services of Ohio

Rabbi Sharon Mars, Temple Israel

Elaina Ramsey, Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice & Red Letter Christians

 

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