Vigils

January 12, 2021 Vigil

Theme – Awaken Compassion: Until we are all Free, We are not Free! Co-hosted by: Twin Cities Buddhists Zoom link for you to attend this vigil starting at 7:30 AM: https://bit.ly/3aNNEHs There will also be a small group on site at the Fort Snelling Whipple Federal Courthouse Building. If you plan to attend in person, …

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Zoom Vigil on December 8, 2020 – “We CAN’T Wait!” (For Immigrant Justice)

Due to the latest COVID restrictions, ICOM is moving this vigil to Zoom. Please contact daniel@mnicom.org to get the Zoom link. Time: 7:30 to 8:30 AM ~ Co-hosted by: Edina Community Lutheran Church ~ Theme: We CAN’T Wait! (For Immigrant Justice) ~ Guest speakers: Jan Engkasser of Lutheran Immigrant and Refugee Services and Rabbi Sim …

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November 10, 2020 Vigil – ICE: Reunite 545 Immigrant Children with their Families NOW!

Under Trump’s Zero Tolerance policy, 3,000 immigrant children were heinously separated from their parents in 2017 – 2018. Many were less than 2 years old. 545 of these children still remain in ICE custody, their parents unable to find them. Join us at 7:30 AM outside the Whipple Federal Courthouse Building, at 1 Federal Drive, …

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October 13, 2020 Vigil – “WWWD?” Year 1 Anniversary

“What Would Whipple Do?” (WWWD?) – 1st Year Anniversary Vigil will be co-hosted by ICOM and the Episcopal Church of Minnesota on Tuesday, October 13 at 7:30 AM outside the Whipple Federal Building at Ft. Snelling. Last year, the MN Episcopal Church lead 300+ people in prayer and calls for the removal of Bishop Henry …

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September 8, 2020 Vigil

WE REMEMBER. WE REPENT. WE REPAIR. Cosponsored by: St. Joan of Arc We will meet in front of the Whipple Federal Building at Fort Snelling, located at 1 Federal Drive in St. Paul at 7:30 AM. Please wear masks, BYO signs, and stand socially distanced.

AUGUST 11, 2020 VIGIL

ICOM and Springhouse Ministries will host this month’s vigil at the Whipple Federal Building at Fort Snelling, St. Paul at 7:30 AM on Tuesday, August 11, 2020. This month’s vigil theme is: FREE THEM ALL, with a guest speaker from the MN Freedom Fund. COVID Guidelines: Please wear a mask, BYO signs, and stand 6 …

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July 14, 2020 Vigil

THE END OF ASYLUM? FIGHT BACK AGAINST THE SUPREME COURT’S FAST-TRACK ASYLUM RULING! The Supreme Court recently ruled in support of the Trump Administration’s plan to fast track the asylum process, basically ruling that asylum-seekers do not have the right to a day in court to plea their case. This ruling challenges the internationally recognized …

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March 2020 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.