For those of you heading to church, temple, or other faith group gathering this morning please ask your faith leader to join over 800 other faith leaders throughout Georgia and the U.S. in signing onto this public letter from the Interfaith Immigration Coalition to President Trump and Congress.
Already in Georgia the following faith leaders have taken a public stance.
Rev. Dcn. Leeann Culbreath, Deacon, Episcopal Diocese of Georgia
Rev. Kathy Manis Findley, Baptist Minister and Hospital Chaplain, Retired
Rev. Lisa Garvin, Associate Dean of the Chapel & Religious Life, Emory University
Rev. Thomas Martin, Lead Pastor Sandy Springs UMC
Rev. Timothy J. Bagwell, Centenary UMC
Rosetta E. Ross, Spelman University
Rev. Tommy Martin, The United Methodist Church, South Georgia Annual Conference
Rev. Dr. Susan Martin Taylor, Pastor, Starrsville United Methodist Church
Rev. Danita Poston Knowles, Pastor, Trinity UMC, Tifton, GA.
These and other faith leaders have agreed that “The U.S. Refugee Resettlement program has been and should remain open to those of any religious tradition who face persecution on account of the reasons enumerated under U.S. law. We oppose any proposal that would prevent Syrian refugees or individuals who practice Islam and other faiths from accessing the U.S. refugee resettlement program. Proposals that would have the U.S. State Department disqualify refugees from protection based on their nationality or religion fly in the face of the very principles this nation was built upon, contradict the legacy of leadership our country has historically demonstrated, and dishonor our shared humanity.”
Urge your faith leader to sign this letter here.
And remember if you personally have not done so already sign THIS PETITION.