You’ve seen the pictures of children in cages, and you’ve heard about the deaths of immigrant children in US custody. We cannot allow these horrible things to continue.

Thursday, July 18 at 10am Pax Christi USA is joining a coalition of more than 200 Catholic sisters, priests, brothers and lay Catholic advocates and immigrants to pressure the Trump administration and Congress to end the immoral and inhumane practice of detaining immigrant children. 

We will gather for a prayerful assembly before processing into the Russell Senate Office Building Rotunda, where more than 70 Catholic leaders, including several PCUSA members, will engage in civil disobedience and risk arrest to draw attention to this moral crisis.

How You Can Be Involved:

Join the Protest in Washington DC

What: Catholic Day of Action for Immigrant Children (download flyer)
When: Thursday, July 18, at 10 a.m.
Where: Capitol Lawn, outside of Russell Senate Office Building (Section 8)

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Join Via Livestream

This event will also be livestreamed on the Faith in Public Life and Faith in Action Facebook page.

Host a Local Action

Download the same prayer service we are using on Thursday. Please gather your local PCUSA group in a public space to pray and witness for an end of the detention and deaths of immigrant childrenTake pictures and send to Rachel, rschmidt@paxchristiusa.org.

Call the White House

Call the White House Now! Call (202) 456-1111

Suggested Script

As a person of faith, I am calling today to strongly oppose the Trump Administration’s efforts to hold children in dangerous detention centers, and separate immigrant families at the border and in communities around the country.  Family is sacred—it is the cornerstone of our church and our community and must be protected.  The Administration’s policies have led to the tragic deaths of seven children and are traumatizing a whole generation of children.

Guided by our Catholic faith and our national values, we affirm the dignity of all people and our call to love our neighbors. Every person, every family deserves stability and security.

We call on the Trump Administration to immediately end the unjust and immoral practice of jailing children and separating families.

Thank you for your efforts! Share articles, pictures, and updates about what your local PCUSA groups are doing to support ending the detention of immigrant children.

10 thoughts on “How You Can Be Involved with Ending the Detention of Immigrant Children

  1. Pax Christi Maine members for over 30 years (although Quakers), we will call the White House
    today (Wed.) from our easy chairs in the boonies as we are in our mid-eighties. That we can do.
    Thank you for taking part in this witness and showing us all how we can participate.

  2. Thank you for providing us with this opportunity to pray with you. I sent the service to friends here in South Florida and many participated, virtually, together, with me. With a Grateful Heart, Carrie Roach

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