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Love Knows No Borders: A Moral Call For Migrant Justice

Date: December 5, 2018

 

Love Knows No Borders: A Moral Call For Migrant Justice

On Monday, December 10th, over 200 faith leaders from many traditions will join the American Friends Service Committee and lead a solemn walk to the San Diego border. There they will offer a ceremonial blessing to migrants on the other side of the border wall. The walk will open a week of action by declaring the moral grounding for demilitarizing border communities, and welcoming migrants seeking refuge.

At the American Friends Service Committee we stand for the absolute protection of migrants seeking refuge and asylum.

The American Friends Service Committee stands with border residents in prophetic witness against the militarization of their communities.

We stand with the people of the migrant caravan, who seek a chance to live in safety and peace.

We are taking a moral stand together as people of many faiths, all of which call for welcoming with open arms those who may be strangers to us.

In this season of light, we are called to open our hearts to our shared humanity and meet migrants seeking refuge with generosity and kindness.

On International Human Rights Day, we stand as people of faith to declare that every person has inherent worth and dignity and call on our government to universally uphold the human rights of all people.

We are calling on the United States government to: Respect the human right to migrate. End the militarization of border communities. End the detention and deportation of immigrants.