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The following articles were printed from New Times [newtimesslo.com] - Volume 27, Issue 36
Let's talk about compassionate immigration reformArroyo Grande
I am writing in response to the interview with Joseph Castro (“Questions for,” March 28). I attended the Latino Outreach Council forum; it was a great start to exposing the many facets and far-reaching effects of the broken immigration “system” under which we currently operate.
As a member of People of Faith for Justice—a local interfaith organization working for justice—and the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, we want to add another dimension: We support compassionate, comprehensive immigration reform. Faith communities are standing on the side of love with immigrant families because we know this: Love keeps families together. Love respects the inherent worth and dignity of all people. And love knows no borders.
On June 9, People of Faith for Justice and the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will hold a community potluck event, Breaking Bread and Building Bridges, to eat together and share our diverse stories of how immigration issues have affected our families, workplaces, and communities. The history of the human family is one of migration. All religious denominations have a tradition of “welcoming the stranger.” If you wish to join us on June 9 at 5 PM to further explore the importance of reforming the status quo, please contact us through our websites at peopleoffaithforjustice.org or uuslo.org.
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