Lights for Liberty Vigil

Misiso,

This coming Friday, July 12 at 8:45 pm we are gathering together with our community at a vigil for those who suffer in detention centers in America. The vigil is happening at Washington Square Park at 9pm. We will meet first at 8:45 at the Library (across the street from the park).

Why are we doing this?

Because God loves migrants, refugees, orphans, the oppressed, and marginalized. The Bible is consistent and clear that we are to take care for them. Jesus says in Matthew 25 that to welcome the stranger in is to do it for Christ himself “Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.”

On Friday July, 12 at 7pm on the capital, we all have an opportunity to be with friends and to stand in support of migrants, and in opposition to poor living conditions that no human should have to bear. To tell our representatives that we do not approve of what is happening.

This is not a partisan issue. No party is perfect, no political system is perfect. We can go back and forth all day picking apart verses, policies, and political ideologies to defend our convictions about immigration. But here’s the thing, regardless of all that- the Church should always support and defend the health and prosperity of all people. Our spiritual ancestors were oppressed and marginalized foreigners. Our savior was a migrant from another land seeking safety. And Christians everywhere today confess that this place isn’t our home. We are indeed migrants still. I hope you’ll consider coming.

Ps- bring candles to light.

Feel free to email or call, (385) -222-9994, with any questions.

Peace,
Zach

 

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