Nat’l Faith Leaders Hold Vigil Urging SCOTUS to Overturn Anti-Immigrant Laws

On Monday, April 23rd at 10 AM, local DC clergy and national religious leaders will gather at the U.S. Supreme Court to kick off a 48 hour vigil in opposition to harsh anti-immigrant laws such as the SB 1070 law that will be heard by the Court on Wednesday, April 25. More than 100 clergy and lay leaders of different denominations and traditions, including Methodist, Catholic, Baptist, Jewish, Evangelical, Unitarian Universalist and United Church of Christ, will join the two-day vigil, which is intended to lift up the moral responsibility of all people of faith to “welcome the stranger” and “love thy neighbor.”

Faith-based advocacy groups believe that the court’s ruling in United States v. Arizona, which is expected in June, will determine whether the U.S. will have one immigration policy or fifty.

What: Prayer vigil for Supreme Court to overturn Arizona’s anti-immigrant laws


·         Rev. John T. Crestwell, Jr., Associate Minister,  Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis

·         Rev. Edgar Palacios, Associate Pastor, Calvary Baptist Church

·         Rabbi Noam Marans, Director, Interreligious & Intergroup Relations, American Jewish Committee

·         Sr. Pat McDermott, RSM, President, Sisters of Mercy of the Americas

·         Lisa Sharon Harper, Director of Mobilizing, Sojourners

When: Monday, April 23rd at 10 a.m. EDT

Where: In Front of the Supreme Court (rain location: United Methodist Building, 100 Maryland Avenue NE, Washington, DC)

About Santiago David Távara

Santiago David Távara es graduado de Periodismo en la Universidad del Distrito de Columbia en Washington. Corresponsal de la Agencia Mexicana Notimex y colaborador de La Prensa Gráfica de El Salvador, Távara trabajó para la Agencia de Noticias EFE, los semanarios locales El Pregonero, El Tiempo Latino y Washington Hispanic así como en los ahora desaparecidos El Latino y el Diario de La Nación. Nacido en Callao, Perú, Távara contribuyó con artículos deportivos para una sección en español del diario The Washington Post y colaboró con la publicación Tiempos del Mundo, del diario The Washington Times.

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