Thursday, February 16, 2017

Walk for Immigrants and Refugees



Put on your "Love Is..." T-shirt and your walking shoes and come on down to Dallas City Hall at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 18 for the Presidents' Day Weekend March for Immigrants and Refugees.

A newly formed local advocacy group called Choose Love Not Hate, inspired by the Women's March on Jan. 20 and part of the Action Network, is coordinating the march. They're exactly the kind of folks we St. Stephenites want to get to know as friends and work with in our larger community.

The situation involving even immigrants with have papers and refugees who have sponsors is becoming dire. A United Methodist lay leader in Kansas and two men served as a church shelter in Virginia were detained this week by Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agents. Read the articles on United Methodist Insight, the online news and views forum sponsored by St. Stephen UMC, to find out some of the latest.

2 comments:

  1. Times have really changed in America and I can't help but be sad. I know there will be more marches concerning immigrants and refugees and I hope to join in the future. I hope there will also be some advocacy runs and the like so more people can join. As I'm also a chiropractor, make sure that you have the right shoes for these events to prevent any injury. Here's one site that provides a comprehensive review on the best walking shoes: http://myoutdoorslife.com/gear/shoes-and-boots/best-womens-walking-shoes.html

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