Greensboro, NC -- A local group gathered Sunday to push for fair congressional action on immigration.
Faith leaders from several traditions hosted a prayer vigil on W. Friendly Ave. at 4 p.m. Leaders shared personal stories involving immigration and led prayers for representatives to create a path to citizenship for millions of undocumented immigrants.
The vigil, organized by the American Friends Service Committee, was part of a statewide push to get the legislature to take action on the issue.
The organization released this statement:
"We are called to address the increasing hostility towards millions of people who are our neighbors, friends and family," said Lori Fernald Khamala of the American Friends Service Committee in Greensboro. "This event will exemplify that all faiths urge us to welcome the stranger, to lift up the voices of immigrants, and to point out a better path to safe reasonable, and just immigration policies."
First Friends Meeting