The following is an invitation to participate in a national effort to call attention to the reality of what is happening to immigrant children. Images of immigrant children detained in cages, separated from family members, and living in unsanitary, unhealthy conditions have outraged the nation in recent days. The faith community has decried this treatment of children not only as a violation of human dignity and rights but also as contrary to religious teachings and the sacred call to care for people who are most at risk, especially children.
FAN (Franciscan Action Network), LCWR (Leadership Conference of Women Religious), NETWORK are some of the national Catholic social justice organizations organizing this Catholic Day of Action for Immigrant Children. We will begin our direct action on Thursday, July 18, with a prayer vigil outdoors then we will begin saying the rosary when entering the Capital building. This action is happening in Washington, D.C. between 10 am and noon but all of us can participate through prayer and calling or visiting with our Representatives and Senators. The congressional switchboard is (202)224-3121. We hope whatever action you take will bring us together in solidarity with one another and the children for whom we pray.