Vigils

March 10 Vigil

Join ICOM on the second Tuesday of every month in prayer, song, and public display of opposition to an immigration system built on stolen land, funded by our tax dollars, and whose primary mission is now to terrorize our immigrant community members. We are more powerful when we come together as people of multiple faiths …

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February 2020 Vigil

On February 11, 2020, we were joined by the brave leaders of Organized Communities Against Deportations (OCAD) who were there to support their member, Beto, who is unable to renew his DACA status because he has been illegally detained by ICE. We also read the names of the 500+ Minnesotans that Hennepin County Sheriff Hutchinson …

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January 2020 Vigil

The January vigil was hosted by Buddhists from the MN Zen Meditation Center, Soka Gakkai MN Buddhist Center, Twin Cities Buddhist Sangha, Blooming Heart Sangha, Compassionate Ocean Zen Center, and Clouds in Water Zen Center.

December 2019 Vigil

This month’s vigil will be sponsored by the Edina Lutheran Church and the St. Paul Lutheran Church in collaboration with Heart of the Beast Theater.

November 2019 Vigil

This month’s vigil will be sponsored by the Justice Commission of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet & Consociates in collaboration with students of St. Catherine University and the Social Justice Committee of Lumen Christi Catholic Community. Call to Action Contact Governor Walz- 651-201-3400 and your State Legislators –  State your opposition to any expansion …

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October 2019 Vigil

Every vigil that ICOM organizes is important. Countless hours are spent thinking, planning, and implementing ways to respond to the oppression leveled against our immigrant sisters and brothers and their allies. This vigil will have special meaning. Donald Trump will be in town two days later at the Target Center. When Trump tried to end …

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September 2019 Vigil

This month’s vigil will be sponsored by The Basilica of Saint Mary. Call to Action Contact Governor Walz- 651-201-3400 and your State Legislators –  State your opposition to any expansion of ICE detention beds in MN and to any private prisons in MN. Tell your Senators to oppose indefinite detention of migrant children Nonviolence at the border …

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August 2019 Vigil

Vigil: 7:30-8:30 am Courtwatch (10 people): 9-10:30 am This month’s vigil will be sponsored by Saint Joan of Arc Catholic Community. Call to Action Sign the petition asking the UN High Commissioner on Human Rights to investigate US Government treatment of asylum seekers.  As signatories to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the US Government has …

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July 2019 Vigil

Vigil: 7:30-8:30 am Courtwatch (10 people): 9-10:30 am There is much distress and tragedy that is surrounding the border at this time. Communities throughout the nation are burdened with the fear of ICE raids breaking up families and it leaves one speechless. Words are not enough or sufficient. What can we say? What can we …

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June 2019 Vigil

Vigil: 7:30-8:30 am Courtwatch (10 people): 9-10:30 am This month’s vigil will be sponsored by the University Baptist Church, Minneapolis Call to Action Listen to the MPR story about opposition to the expansion of the Sherburne County detention center.  Leave a comment in support of the protesters and in opposition to the detention center expansion in Sherburne …

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