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Interfaith Vigil on October 16, 2020: Sacredness of the Vote

Interfaith Vigil on October 16, 2020: Sacredness of the Vote

We gather to remember those who gave their lives for voting rights, and to uplift those who are still struggling today to participate in our democracy. Join us for sacred music, prayer, and testimony.

Rev. Dr. Larry Foy
Rev. Dr. Larry Foy

Rev. Dr. Larry W. Foy, IM4HI’s Justice Not Jails Coordinator, will be presiding over the vigil.

Celebration and Song led by:

Pastor Roderic Hines and Mrs Sandra Hines of Messiah Lutheran Church

Pastor Roderick Hines & Evangelist Shandra Hines
Messiah Lutheran Church

Prayers & Testimonies By:

Rev. Dr. Art Cribbs
Rev. Dr. Art Cribbs

Rev. Dr. Art Cribbs
Emeritus Director – IM4HI
Pastor – LA Filipino American
United Church of Christ

Curtis Yarbrough

Curtis Yarbrough
JNJ Leader for IM4HI

Hugo Aguilar

Hugo Aguilar
IM4HI Directly Impacted Leader

Rev. Wendell C. Miller

Rev. Wendell C. Miller
Lincoln Memorial
United Church of Christ

AND

Mr. George Finley
Retired Teacher and Community Advocate

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Interfaith Vigil on September 25, 2020: A Lament for Adelanto

Location:
FBLive @IM4Humanintegrity

It has been confirmed that there are now 38 confirmed positive cases and 42 pending results in Adelanto Detention Facility. GEO has had months to prepare and prevent such an outbreak from occurring. We pray for each one inside.

The Jewish High Holidays inspire us to reflect and take stock. Join us as we commit ourselves to reflection and acts of justice, as we engage in deep change, both within ourselves and our community.

Through this prayer service, we lament and highlight the inhumane treatment of detained immigrants inside Adelanto Detention Facility.

Not only are immigrants separated from their families but are also at risk of contracting COVID-19 while in detention. People are being sprayed with HDQ neutral, a highly toxic chemical, because the facility continues to use it as a disinfectant. The chemical is causing people breathing problems, skin irritation, and will have lasting negative impact on their health.

This prayer service will have a call to action to encourage collective accountability and support campaigns that will lead to teshuva (acts of restorative justice).

Co-led by:
Rabbi Suzanne Singer, Temple Beth El in Riverside, CA
Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb, IM4HI Board Chair
Rev. Jeffrey Kealoha Ryan, Center for Spiritual Living in Riverside, CA
Cantor Jennifer Bern-Vogel, Congregation Emanu El in Redlands CA

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Interfaith Vigil on August 14, 2020: Voices of Incarceration and Detention

Join us in our monthly vigil as we stand with those directly impacted by unjust systems of: mass incarceration, U.S. immigration systems, and U.S. foreign and domestic policies that damage people’s lives. We gather to respond to injustice. Join us in honoring humanity through prayer, solidarity, and action.

Our August vigil is co-hosted by Lyrical Opposition, a lyrical collective of artists, activists and administrators opposing injustice through social awareness and systemic change. The vigil will include spoken word poetry, testimony, and prayer centering those impacted by incarceration and detention.

Friday, August 14 | 11:30-12:30PM
Location: Online via zoom. Also streamed on Facebook .