CALL TO ACTION: End Family Detention is a campaign that LCWR is promoting in the United States. This initiative invites you to participate by signing a letter or making a phone call to end the detention of migrant families. They urge Secretary Johnson to not appeal any part of Judge Dolly Gee’s order to close the family detention centers and immediately release the children and families being held there. This detention of families is illegal and inhumane. Also, by signing the petition in this action you are requesting real alternatives to the asylum process be provided.
IN DEFENSE OF MIGRANTS. The XI Caravan of Central American Mothers looking for their disappeared children in transit in Mexico will take place from November 30 to December 18.
"Our specialty is searching for the living. The Caravan is a magical experience because 50 mothers from four different countries come in a truck and join with those in Mexico, and all join together with the same purpose: to learn the truth and find the missing children in order to find closure if they are dead, because the anguish of not knowing is worse than the certainty that they already died, "said Martha Sanchez Soler, an advocate for migrants.
And it is the determination and "abiding faith" which leads them to leave their land and their houses and, like their migrant children, journey to find the missing, which could bring about a reunion with at least six of those on whom they have evidence of their whereabouts.
PRAYER: Good and gracious God, we thank you for the gift of families. We are grateful for all of the joy and love that they bring into our lives, and we ask that you provide special protection for all families, particularly those who face hardships as they move in search of a better life. Show mercy to those who travel in danger, and lead them to a place of safety and peace. Comfort those who are alone and afraid because their families have been torn apart by violence and injustice. Open our hearts so that we may provide hospitality for all who come in search of refuge. Give us courage to welcome the stranger as Christ in our midst. Amen