Interfaith protest against US border policy
WOMEN RELIGIOUS LEADERS HELD A NONPARTISAN PROTEST RALLY IN WASHINGTON DC, ON TUESDAY, JUNE 19TH, 2018 – RIGHT IN FRONT OF THE US IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT AGENCY (KNOWN AS ICE). THE NEXT DAY, PRESIDENT TRUMP ANNOUNCED HE HAD SIGNED AN EXECUTIVE ORDER TO END THE FAMILY SEPARATIONS.
Host(s): Frieda Werden
Featured Speakers/Guests: 1) Unidentified white Christian minister; 2) Rev. Michelle Morgan (Haida mother from Canada), an Episcopal priest who tends an altar at St. Marks Capitol Hill in Washington DC; 3) Nikki Toyama-Szeto, Executive Director, Evangelicals for Social Action, Japanese-American whose family was detained by the US during WWII; 4) Mariann Budde, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington; 5) Rabbi Esther L. Lederman, the Union for Reform Judaism’s director of congregational innovation; 6) Rev. Dr. Leslie Copeland-Tune, ordained Baptist Minister, Director of Ecumenical Advocacy Days for Global Peace with Justice, (and an author at the Ecumenical Poverty Initiative); 7) Khadija Gurnah, Campaign Director with the MomsRising Social Emotional Development campaign; 8) Marlena Graves, Director of Adult Discipleship at Maumee United Methodist Church and an Adjunct Professor at Winebrenner Theological Seminary, and writer for Christianity Today and Womenleaders.com, and describes herself as a Puerto-Rican on the borderlands of evangelicalism; 9) Barbara Weinstein, Director of the Commission on Social Action of Reform Judaism; 10) Pastor Sandra Maria Van Opstal, a 2nd-generation Latina, is the Executive Pastor at Grace and Peace Community on the west-side of Chicago; 11) Ann Scholz, Associate Director for Social Mission, Leadership Conference of Women Religious, and a school sister of Notre Dame.
Credits: Produced by Frieda Werden; audio recorded from a live streamed event.