Interfaith Vigil Against Arizona Immigration Law at SF Courthouse
Following the passage of Arizona's immigration law SB1070, JCRC joined 48 other Jewish organizations condemning the bill and calling for national immigration reform. SB1070 will be heard at the Federal courthouse in San Francisco. Please join us for :
An Interfaith Gathering
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 1st
Join the Interfaith Vigil to voice your opposition to Arizona's anti-immigrant SB1070 law.
GATHERING 8:00 AM
St. Patrick's Cathedral
756 Mission Street, San Francisco
INTERFAITH PROCESSION 8:30 AM
Down Market Street
PROGRAM 9:00 - 10:00 AM
New Federal Building
Mission & 7th Street, San Francisco
SB1070: Arizona Artists Respond
5:00 - 7:00 pm
October 29th to November 6th
The Mission Cultural Center
2868 Mission St., San Francisco
Sponsors : East Bay Sanctuary Covenant . Interfaith Coalition on Immigrant Rights - CLUE-CA . Interfaith Committee for Worker Justice- East Bay . Jewish Community Relations Council . Mujeres Unidas . SFOP . SF Interfaith Coalition on Immigration . CLUE San Francisco
From JCRC's Consensus Statement on Immigration (found here)
Historically, the American Jewish community has supported generous and rational immigration laws and policies. That support is rooted in large measure by the experiences of Jews seeking asylum, refuge and immigration over the course of centuries in an America that has at times closed its doors with tragic results due to anti-immigrant sentiments. In addition, Jewish tradition, values, and the dictates of our faith make this support imperative. We look both to the teachings of our Jewish religious and ethical tradition, and to core American values relating to immigrants, for guidance on immigration reform. They call on us to 'welcome the stranger' and provide an effective legal immigration system characterized by rule of law, national interest and compassionate treatment.
Painting :DESCOLORACION DE ESPERANZA by Mark Munoz
I had a beautiful day today. I stood with my sister, a passionate rabbi serving the U.S. Navy as a chaplain, at the World War II Memorial in Washington D.C. We remembered our grandfather of blessed memory, who fought for America and shared hard-earned wisdom with his children and grandchildren.
I looked to my right and saw the Washington Monument. Looked to my left at the Lincoln Memorial. I read quotes engraved on massive stones. And I felt, to my core, one sad feeling: too much war.
Too. Much. War.
The quotes and certain retellings of history would have me believe that we fought for pure purposes: we fought for religious freedom, we fought to end slavery, we fought for freedom for all humanity, we fought to end tyranny. But it's also true that we fought (and fight) for economic interests. It&…