February 2023 Vigil

The host for February’s vigil will be COPAL. Established in 2018, COPAL (Communities Organizing Latino Power and Action) is a member-based organization that works to improve the quality of life for Latino American families.  Their strategic roadmap outlines specific objectives for the period of 2023-2025 based on three pillars: building collective power, transforming system, and creating opportunities. Join …

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January 2023 Vigil

This month our vigil theme will be “Immigrant Justice the Most Important Mitzvah”. It will be hosted by Temple Israel of Minneapolis at the Bishop Whipple Building on January 10th at 7:30 AM. Hear from synagogue leaders with a collection of prayers, readings, and stories which illustrate why we’re so often commanded to work towards immigrant justice and love …

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December 2022 Vigil

This month our vigil theme will be “Who Will Welcome Us? The Journey of Advent.” It will be hosted by St. Joan of Arc Catholic Community at the Bishop Whipple Building on December 13th at 7:30 AM. Join us in person or online for prayer and music as we lift up our voices on behalf of …

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November 2022 Vigil

Stand Together for Immigrants This month our theme will be “Stand Together for Immigrants”. It will be hosted by Plymouth Congressional Church at the Bishop Whipple building on November 8th, at 7:30 AM. Join us in person or online for prayer and story sharing as we lift up the voices of immigrants we know.

October 2022 Vigil

Please join ICOM and our hosts Edina Community Lutheran Church at our Vigil at the Whipple Federal Building at 7:30 am on Tuesday October 11, 2022.Theme: Walking with asylum-seekersSpeakers: Karen Newcomer and Mark Joffe from ACT-TC and Beth Nelson Chase from LIRS Poem by Brian Bilston. Meant to be read aloud, first from top to bottom …

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September 2022 Vigil

Building the Web Toward Immigration Justice Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part – UU Principles The immigration system in the United States is inhumane. It criminalizes migration, separates families, incarcerates people in detention jails. Save the date and plan to join First Universalist Church Sanctuary and Resistance, …

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August 2022 Vigil

JOIN us for the August ICOM Prayer Vigil Co-hosted by St. Mary’s Basilica Immigrant Support Ministry, Maryknoll Lay Missioners, and the Justice Commission of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet and Consociates Speakers Most Reverend Bernard Hebda of the Catholic Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis Family, (mother and adult son) from Ascension Catholic Church, …

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July 2022 Vigil

This month’s vigil’s theme is “Draw the Circle Wide”. Let’s gather together as we hold space in our circle for the individuals whose lives are torn apart and bring a reflective moment to the sadness and grieve of the stories that break our hearts. We will connect in the spirit of love and hope. How …

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June 2022 Vigil

At this month’s vigil we will hear about “A Man’s Journey from Africa to the United States.”  A man whose family originated in Rwanda will tell the story of how they were forced to move to Uganda and the trials he faced there, his eventual move to the United States and the challenges and successes …

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May 2022 Vigil

At this month’s vigil we will be focusing on “Listening to those who enter into Bravo and exit through the Grande. An immigrant of Mexican descent recounts translating for asylum seekers at the U.S.-Mexico border. He invites us to listen so as to act. It will be hosted by the deacon of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church at the Bishop …

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