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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March 5 – Sanctuary State Coalition Meeting

Join ICOM, the United Church of Christ, MIRAC, the Episcopal Church in Minnesota, and the Minnesota Council of Churches as we plan our next steps in the campaign to make Minnesota a welcoming place where we ensure state resources are not used to separate families and terrorize immigrants. Join us for the Sanctuary State Coalition …

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SARI Meeting – February 10

The Sherburne County jail makes $30,000 per day from the pain and suffering of immigrant detention and the separation of immigrant families. But this is not enough, they want $50,000. Help us develop a strategy to end this inhumane system at the next Sanctuary and Resistance to Injustice (SARI) meeting, Feb. 10, 9:30am, Union Congregational …

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April 7 Action & Summit to Oppose ICE Expansion in Sherburne County

The Sherburne County jail and the Sheriff’s Office and ICE are collaborating closely on separating immigrant families and using draconian punishment on detainees. Like other ICE jails, the Sherburne County jail routinely uses solitary confinement for the most minor of offenses, even putting people with mental illness in solitary confinement for extended periods of time. …

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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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February 6 – Sanctuary State Coalition Meeting

Join ICOM, MIRAC, the Episcopal Church in Minnesota, and the Minnesota Council of Churches as we plan our next steps in the campaign to make Minnesota a welcoming place where we ensure state resources are not used to separate families and terrorize immigrants. Join us for the Sanctuary State Coalition meeting where we are building …

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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.

What Would Whipple Do? Vigil Press Coverage

In the late 1960’s, The Henry Benjamin Whipple Federal Building was named to honor the legacy of the first Episcopal Bishop of Minnesota who was an advocate for Native American Dakota peoples. Today, the Whipple Federal Building holds a regional “deportation machine.” Inside are the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the U.S. Citizen and Immigration …

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