“… I was a stranger and you welcomed me!” – Matthew 25:35

Immigration ban protest 1-29-17This was written on just one of the signs held high this past Sunday as hundreds of men, women and children gathered in downtown Dayton to protest President Donald Trump’s latest Executive Action banning refugees and migrants from seven Islamic nations.

The crowd exceeded the expectations of the organizers who planned the gathering in front of US Representative Mike Turner’s office. As I stood in this crowd with two other CPPS Sisters, I was moved to tears as I was reminded that the United States is a nation of immigrants, founded by immigrants. This Executive Action undermines the core values of our Nation and is a far cry from Jesus’ call to us; “This is My commandment, that you love one another as I loved you.” John 15:12.

Emergent Future #3: “Stand with the marginalized, make a collective commitment to promote and witness nonviolence, and strive to effect reconciliation among God’s people.”

– Blog entry and photo by Sister Patty Kremer

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