Sunday, December 9, 2018

Defend Immigrants' Rights

For the past several weeks and months, families have been fleeing Honduras and Central America, desperately trying to make a better life. From a mother carrying her baby in her arms to children choking on tear gas sprayed by border patrol agents, the consequences of a broken immigration system, militarism, and endemic poverty are clearer than ever.
While politicians use the suffering of these refugee families to stoke a fear of who is coming towards our border, we are brought closer together in common suffering and hope. 
On December 9 and 10, The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival, Kairos Center and Repairers of the Breach will join the American Friends Service Committee in San Diego and hold an interfaith service, calling on faith leaders, poor people and all people of conscience to take action together. With December 10 being International Human Rights Day and the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, we will demand the demilitarization of border communities and the absolute protection of migrants seeking refuge.

Monday, December 3, 2018

Sunday, Dec 9, 12:30pm, Central American Refugee Caravan: How do we ensure a moral and lawful response? Dr. Duane Campbell and Cori Ring-Martinez provide caravan updates and background on the root causes of the refugee crisis, followed by discussion of our individual, collective, and national responsibility to asylum seekers based on human rights and international law. Refreshments. First United Methodist Church, 2100 J St. Sacramento. FMI: 916-225-8511