During the COVID-19 Pandemic, while we could physically gather for prayer or public witness, the need for community action and spiritual vision remained urgent. We joined in our livestreamed vigils as we stood 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 more info & videos of our online prayer vigils.
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.
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.
- Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity, 2019: Lessons from the ICE Detention Contract Termination in Contra Costa County, CA
- Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity, 2018: Report on the conditions at West County Detention Facility
- Richmond Confidential, September 7, 2018: “As Contra Costa terminates ICE contract, 7-year vigil outside jail gates ends.”
- Capital & Main, September 12, 2018: “How Immigration Activists Got ICE Out of a County Jail.”