Public Witness: Prayer Vigils

During the COVID-19 Pandemic, while we cannot physically gather for prayer or public witness, the need for community action and spiritual vision remains urgent.

Join us in our livestreamed vigils as we stand with those directly impacted by unjust systems: the prison system and mass incarceration, U.S. immigration systems and laws, and U.S. foreign and domestic policies that damage people’s lives. Together we will respond: inspire to action and be inspired to action; pray in community; support and be supported; and honor all of humanity.

View videos of our online prayer vigils.


Pre-COVID

Sites of monthly public prayer vigils led by Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity before the COVID-19 pandemic include

  • Inland Empire: Adelanto Detention Facility
  • San Francisco: ICE Building
  • Richmond, CA: West County Detention Facility

Learn more below.


Inland Empire: Adelanto Detention Facility

Quarterly prayer vigils that brought public presence to the Adelanto Detention Facility while uplifting immigrant stories that advocate for pro-immigrant policies.

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Hilda Cruz, Interfaith Movement organizer for the Inland Empire, speaks to Univision34 TV at IM4HI’s Adelanto vigil, August 2019 – http://uni.vi/T25C101IpPs

San Francisco: ICE Building

We held monthly interfaith prayer vigils outside ICE in San Francisco.


Contra Costa County, CA: West County Detention Facility

From 2011 to 2018 we held monthly interfaith prayer vigils outside the West County Detention Facility in Richmond, CA, until the ICE contract there was finally ended in August 2018.

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