Diapers in Detention
Please help us raise awareness about the continuing scandal of family detention!
The Interfaith Immigration Coalition under the leadership of the Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC) is planning a week of action to draw attention to U.S Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s policy of incarcerating mothers and children.
The center piece of the campaign is our “Diapers in Detention” baby showers which we plan to hold at ICE offices across the country. We’ve developed a “Diapers in Detention” tool kit (also attached) which provides all the details.
In addition to inviting you to join a “Diapers in Detention Baby Shower” near you, we’d also like to ask you to:
- Send a baby card to Sarah R. Saldaña, Director, U.S Immigration and Customs Enforcement
- Send an op-ed or letter-to-the-editor to your local paper.
- Send an email to your local ICE office
- Advocate on social media #diapersindetention
You’ll find all of the details and more in the attached “Diapers in Detention” kit.
If you’d like to participate in any or all of the actions, please sign up: Click Here.
September 1-October 4: World Day of Prayer for Creation
In 1989, Ecumenical Patriarch Dimitrios I proclaimed September 1 as a day of prayer for creation (Creation Day) which was embraced by the other major Christian European churches in 2001 and by Pope Francis for the Roman Catholic Church in 2015. Many Christian churches have started celebrating the “Season of Creation” (also known as Creation Time) between that date and October 4, the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, Patron Saint of Ecology.
Additionally, the Global Catholic Climate Movement has developed a Season of Creation website in partnership with other ecumenical organizations. This site has many great resources for all Christian faiths to use and adapt for prayer services and other events to promote the Season of Creation.
We invite our members to plan a service or prayer vigil during the month.
September: USCCB/JFI e-postcards in support of refugees
Will you join in the Justice for Immigrants’ call for the United States to lead by example?
This September, both the United Nations and President Obama will host meetings about refugees with world leaders. Global goals include:
- increasing humanitarian aid by 30 percent
- doubling the number of refugee resettlement opportunities
- guaranteeing the right to work for one million more refugees, and
- ensuring access to education for one million more refugee children.
Will you join in the Justice for Immigrants’ call for the U.S to lead by example?
Please take action and send this electronic postcard to the White House and Members of the U.S. Congress.
To take action: Click Here