We call for immigration reform because each day in our congregations, service programs, health-care facilities, and schools we witness the human consequences of a broken and outdated system. We see the exploitation of undocumented workers and the plight of separated families, as well as the escalation of community fear due to indiscriminate raids and local police acting as federal immigration agents. Humane immigration reform would help put an end to this suffering, which offends the dignity of all human beings.
—from 'Interfaith Platform on Humane Immigration Reform (PDF)'
The Interfaith Immigration Coalition, of which the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) is a member, has launched the Breaking Bread and Building Bridges—Faith4Citizenship campaign.
Breaking Bread and Building Bridges is part of a larger strategy to lift the voices of faith communities at the local level and turn the tide for immigrants’ rights. Local events such as potlucks, vigils, and detention visitation connect advocates with those most directly affected by unjust immigration policies. The relationships that are nourished serve to build understanding and strengthen dedication for continued work toward just and humane immigration reform.
Goal: To create and strengthen relationships of solidarity among people of faith, people and communities most directly affected, and immigrants’ rights groups in order to effectively organize and advocate for just and humane immigration policies.
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Last updated on Friday, February 22, 2013.
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