Prayer, discussion on immigration slated in Clinton

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CLINTON — The Clinton Franciscan Center for Active Nonviolence and Peacemaking and the Clinton Area Methodist Federation for Social Action have scheduled an evening of prayer and discussion on the current immigration crisis for Monday, June 14, beginning at 7 p.m. at The Canticle, 841 13th Ave. N., the home of the Clinton Franciscan Sisters.

The event is part of a nationwide campaign organized by the Interfaith Immigration Coalition: “Isaiah 58 National Solidarity Vigil and Fast for Arizona,” running through June and July.

All are welcome. Directions to the site are at www.clinton

franciscans.com. The link is at the bottom of the home page.

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“It’s time to stand up against the rising tide of injustice that’s being experienced by our immigrant sisters and brothers around this nation,” states an invitation to area leaders. “The recent passage of SB 1070 in Arizona sets an alarming precedent for unreasoned legislative efforts that pander to fear, discrimination, and racial and ethnic profiling of Latinos and other immigrants and persons of color in our communities.”

Special guest on June 14 will be Kent Ferris, director of social action for the Diocese of Davenport, which provides many services to immigrants in southeast Iowa.

For more information see www.interfaithimmigration.org or call the Clinton Franciscan Center for Active Nonviolence and Peacemaking, (563) 242-7611.


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