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Lights for Liberty

Trinity is an AMMPARO Congregation - part of the ELCA Ministry for "Accompanying Migrant Minors with Protection, Advocacy Representation and Opportunities."

Trinity's Advocacy Team invites everyone to participate in the LIGHTS FOR LIBERTY: A Vigil to End Human Concentration Camps (especially for the children in detention camps), TOMORROW, July 12th, 7-9pm, in Sarasota at Marina Jack's "Unconditional Surrender" statue. 

Bring a light to shine at 9pm. Also bring water and spray yourself with insect spray. The bank across from the Sailor statue allows parking at night, and there's a parking garage or two.

A bus or cars will also be there for those who wish to go to Homestead FL to be present at a detention center that houses children. 

For more information, see https://lightsforliberty.org .

This announcement was posted on June 28, 2019 by ELCA Advocacy:
"Recent news stories of appalling conditions at immigrant detention centers and of deep human sorrow on our country’s southern border have many of us desperate to be part of change.
Lutherans have a deep-rooted history in refugee and immigrant issues. One of every six Lutherans in the world was a refugee or displaced person after WWII. The God-given dignity in all people and value of family unity have been cornerstones of ELCA faith-based advocacy, and we understand that many immigrants, as well as their families, are both afraid and confused by recent developments. Daily experience of ministries, Lutheran organizations and members “keep before us – so that we do not forget – the grim realities many immigrants face and the strength of character and resourcefulness newcomers demonstrate,” notes the ELCA social message, “Immigration.” "