On Wednesday, December 20 — the last day of Chanukah and five days before Christmas — Jewish, Christian, Muslim and other immigrant rights organizations will lead a candlelit interfaith march for immigrant rights in downtown Los Angeles. All Saints Church in Pasadena is proud to be part of this interfaith alliance standing for love, justice and compassion, and marchers will include the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles Sanctuary Task Force and All Saints’ rector, the Reverend Mike Kinman.
“In this season, we remember that God became human as one who was marginalized, targeted, and oppressed,” said Kinman. “For the Church to stand anywhere else but with those whom God became would be blasphemy and an utter betrayal of the Gospel.”
The march will begin at the Mayor’s office, demanding his support for Los Angeles as a real sanctuary city, to the headquarters of the LAPD with the lighting of the menorah, a knock on their door (in the Latino tradition of the Posada, where communities reenact the journey of Joseph and Mary seeking shelter) and demand an end to collusion with ICE, then finally to the Metropolitan Detention Center to remind those detained that they are welcome and not forgotten.
Where & When:
3:00pm PT – Mayor’s Office, 200 N. Spring St., Los Angeles, CA 90012
4:00pm PT – LAPD Headquarters, 100 West 1st Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
5:00pm PT – Metropolitan Detention Center, 535 Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
• Bend the Arc Jewish Action
• CLUE (Clergy & Laity United for Economic Justice)
• Episcopal Diocese: Sanctuary Task Force
• National Day Labor Organizing Network
• LA Voice
• Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles
For more information, contact Keith Holeman, Director of Communications, All Saints Church, at email@example.com or 626.583.2739.