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
(c) Rabbi Menachem Creditorfor Landingham & Kaepernick, our angels in the wings
Sometimes, it isn't about nuance. Sometimes it just comes down to facing the storm, calling God out, standing at the center of a whirlwind holding your ground.
No cathedral is immune to agony, no soul impervious to life itself
no nation purely noble. If it were any other way, there would be no need for cathedrals in the first place.
To kneel is to submit
to lower oneself
to step down
To kneel is to call attention
to touch the Earth's face
to listen to those
whose blood saturates
the very roots of our story.
To kneel is to step aside
to step outside
to invite others to come closer
To kneel is not to stand
not to stand
not to stand idly by. Speak your truth, God damn it.