February 24, 2019

Vigil for Migrant Families Detained at Berks

You can show your support for migrant children and families being detained in Berks County at a vigil from 3:30-4:30 p.m., Sunday, February 24,  at the Berks County Residential Center, 1040 Berks Road, Leesport, PA 19533.  Parking is across the street from the center. Vigils are being held monthly to show those detained inside that they are...

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June 18, 2017

June 18 Berks Detention Center Vigil

You can show your support for migrant children and families being detained in Berks County at a vigil from 3:30-4:30 p.m., Sunday, June 18,  at the Berks County Residential Center, 1040 Berks Road, Leesport, PA 19533.  The vigil is being led by Savannah Sullivan, a member of  Zion Lutheran Church in York and Communities of Hope, a worshiping...

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June 14, 2017

June 14 Rally for Tuition Equity

This month, thousands of Pennsylvania students will proudly move tassels on their mortarboards, signaling the successful achievement of state standards and benchmarks for learning. For most, it is a time for new opportunities. For some students, no matter how high their grades, the door to higher education is closed because of their immigration status. Even if...

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April 23, 2017

April 23 Vigil at Berks Detention Center

You can show your support for migrant children and families being detained in Berks County at a vigil being led by Pilgrim’s Mennonite Church from 3:30-4:30 p.m., Sunday, April 23,  at the Berks County Residential Center, 1040 Berks Road, Leesport, PA 19533.  Parking is across the street from the center. Vigils are being held monthly to show...

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April 1, 2017

ELCA Bishops, Advocates Urge Congress to Protect Refugees, Migrants

At the end of March, over 100 Lutheran leaders, including Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton, met with congressional offices in Washington, D.C. to urge their members of Congress to protect and welcome vulnerable refugees and migrant children fleeing the endemic violence and persecution in their communities. Add your voice to theirs by taking action here. “It...

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