The separation of asylum-seeking parents from their children at the Southern border, from a faith and humanitarian perspective, is immoral, unjust, and inhumane. We feel moved to raise our voices in support and solidarity with the people who are separated from their loved ones, including the 206 detained asylum-seekers at the Federal Detention Center in SeaTac.
Update from the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP)
The Church Council of Greater Seattle is organizing three opportunities for action:
- Interfaith Service and Vigil at Normandy Park United Church of Christ, 19247 1st Ave. S., Normandy Park, 98148, on Monday, June 18, at 7 p.m. It will be led by the Highline Ecumenical Circle. All are welcome! Parking lot, accessible by transit, ADA accessible. Facebook event
- The Church Council of Greater Seattle, invites all people of faith and good will, including lay and clergy, to consider signing on-to the letter: Defending the Sanctuary of the Family: A Faith Letter in Support of Asylum-Seekers Held at Federal Detention Center in SeaTac. This letter will be sent to the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Justice and the Office of Refugee Resettlement. It will be copied to all members of the Washington State Congressional Delegation.The deadline for signatures before publication is 5 p.m. on Tuesday, June 19. The letter will be made public on Wednesday, June 20. Signatories are welcome after the deadline as well.
Sign on to the Letter online Download the .pdf of the letter
- Community Briefing on Wednesday, June 20, at 9:30 a.m. at Saint Mark’s Cathedral, Bloedel Hall, 1245 10th Avenue East in Seattle. There will be briefings by NWIRP, ACLU, and KIND. Parking lot, accessible by transit, ADA accessible. Facebook event
We thank you for your ongoing accompaniment and solidarity of immigrants and refugees and for the leadership of these communities in strengthening our bonds together for justice in Washington State.