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Interfaith Vigil Opposing Family Separation
June 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT
We, the members of Concerned Clergy of Olympia and Interfaith Works, stand opposed to the immoral and harmful practice of “zero tolerance,” which has resulted in separating children from their parents as part of the current administration’s approach to immigration policy. We are particularly troubled by the use of biblical precedent to invoke support for such practices. Rather we heed the biblical command “the stranger who resides with you shall be to you as one of your citizens; you shall love them as yourself” (Leviticus 19:34), and call upon our national leaders to end this current policy. We affirm Olympia’s status as a sanctuary community, and uphold the values of the Olympia Charter for Compassion, which recognizes the inherent worth and humanity of all people.
We invite the greater Olympia community to a vigil opposed to family separation this Thursday, June 21 at 7:00 p.m. outside Olympia City Hall.