Pilgrimage of Clergy and People of Faith Form a Prayer Chain Around Stewart Detention Center

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August 4, 2018

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Pilgrimage of Clergy and People of Faith Form a Prayer Chain Around Stewart Detention Center

Lumpkin, Ga. -- On Saturday, August 4th at 3 p.m., clergy and people of faith from Myers Park Baptist Church in Charlotte, NC, activated a “prayer chain” at the gates of Stewart Detention Center that houses immigrants awaiting deportation. The advocates called for justice and an end to our nation’s shameful immigration policies that criminalize children and families seeking safety.

The faith leaders made the pilgrimage along the same route that many immigrants detained in North Carolina make when they are transported from Charlotte Immigration Court to Stewart Detention Center.

Watch a video of the event here.

Rev. Chrissy Williamson, Myers Park Baptist Church

“We came here today to testify and to bear witness to what we know to be true and to offer our prayers for all who are impacted by our government's inhumane treatment of immigrants.”

You can watch the prayers here.

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