Last weekend, participants of the Interfaith Weekend of Prayer and Compassion met in their churches and communities to preach, pray, converse, light candles and write letters to the children at our borders in an outpouring of love that brought big smiles to our faces and tears in our eyes.
Click through the photo gallery of letters written over the three-day event to witness what happens when people of faith come together to turn a hostile debate into a human issue.
Feeling inspired? Submit your own welcoming letter, drawing, video, or sign your name.
These letters, many written by children, represent the safety and innocence lost in the traumatic journey made by migrant child refugees. They succeed in sending a powerful message to those pushing to send the children back to violence: “As people of faith and justice, we cannot turn a blind eye or turn them away. These migrant children are God’s children and therefore our youngest and most vulnerable brothers and sisters for whom we must care,” says Bishop Carcaño.
It’s amazing what can be accomplished when we use our faith values for justice and dignity.
Isaac, Michelle, Dan, Esther and the whole Groundswell Team