Immigrant Mother Facing Deportation to Take Sanctuary in Columbus Church

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 4, 2017

 

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Immigrant Mother Facing Deportation to Take Sanctuary in Columbus Church

Edith Espinal will be the first person to take “sanctuary” in a Columbus church this year

 

Columbus, Ohio — On Tuesday, September 5th at 11 a.m., a prominent and diverse group of Columbus community and faith leaders will gather in prayer and song as Edith Espinal, a Columbus resident and mother of three, enters sanctuary at Columbus Mennonite Church to avoid deportation by ICE.

 

WHAT:

Prayer Rally and Press Conference

 

WHEN:

Tuesday, September 5th, at 11 a.m.

 

WHERE:

Columbus Mennonite Church

35 Oakland Park Ave.

Columbus, OH 43214

 

WHO:

Edith Espinal, Columbus Mother Seeking Sanctuary to Avoid Deportation

Stephanie Espinal, Edith’s daughter

Pastor Joel Miller, Columbus Mennonite Church

Rabbi Jessica Schimberg, The Little Minyan Kehilla

Ruben Castilla Herrera, Central Ohio Worker Center

Rev. Dan Clark, Faith in Public Life

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