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Hilda Cruz speaks to a group gathered for immigrant Stations of the Cross outside the Adelanto Detention Facility in California on Good Friday, April 19. (Photo by Marge Bitetti)

June 15, National Catholic Review: “California interfaith movement bolsters support for migrants”

When Hilda Cruz, a faith organizer with the Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity, helped plan Good Friday Stations of the Cross in front of the Adelanto Detention Facility in San Bernardino County, California, this year, she was most familiar with the 14 stations typically used by Catholics.

Her interfaith partners, however, encouraged her to make an addition to the stations, which all “reflected upon the various ways that immigrants are suffering the persecution of an empire,” just as Jesus suffered when he was crucified, Cruz said.

That 15th station “is where we know that Jesus resurrected and he’s inviting us to do the work,” Cruz said. “So the invitation to really experience the resurrection of Jesus is join the movement. Join. Do something.”

Currently focusing on the often-overlapping issues of immigrant justice and mass incarceration, the Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity provides many options for California congregations of all faith traditions to “do something.”

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