Women of Faith Cry Out for Immigrant Children

Women religious leaders held a nonpartisan protest rally in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, June 19th, right in front of the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE). The next day, President Trump announced he had signed an executive order to end the family separations.

1) Unidentified white Christian minister; 2) Rev. Michelle Morgan (daughter of a Haida residential school survivor from Canada), an Episcopal priest who tends an altar at St. Mark’s Capitol Hill in Washington DC; 3) Nikki Toyama-Szeto, Executive Director, Evangelicals for Social Action, Japanese-American whose family was detained by the US during WWII; 4) Mariann Budde, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington; 5) Rabbi Esther L. Lederman, the Union for Reform Judaism’s director of congregational innovation; 6) Rev. Dr. Leslie Copeland-Tune, ordained Baptist Minister, Director of Ecumenical Advocacy Days for Global Peace with Justice, (and an author at the Ecumenical Poverty Initiative); 7) Khadija Gurnah, Campaign Director with the MomsRising Social Emotional Development campaign; 8) Marlena Graves, Director of Adult Discipleship at Maumee United Methodist Church and an Adjunct Professor at Winebrenner Theological Seminary, writer for Christianity Today and Womenleaders.com, and describes herself as a Puerto-Rican on the borderlands of evangelicalism; 9) Barbara Weinstein, Director of the Commission on Social Action of Reform Judaism; 10) Pastor Sandra Maria Van Opstal, a 2nd-generation Latina, is the Executive Pastor at Grace and Peace Community on the west-side of Chicago; 11) Ann Scholz, Associate Director for Social Mission, Leadership Conference of Women Religious, and a school sister of Notre Dame.


Produced by Frieda Werden.

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