12 religious faiths to gather in Nampa for immigration reform vigil
On Friday, the Coalition for Immigrant Rights of Idaho (CIRI) and members of various faith institutions will end an 11- day fast to remember 11 million people affected by what they call “our broken immigration system”.
The fast will conclude with a community candlelight vigil at Lake View Park in Nampa.
Members from various faith affiliations, including Bishop Brian Thom from St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, faith leaders from Grace Episcopal in Nampa, Hyde Park Mennonite Fellowship, and Boise Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will come together to pray for immigration reform by candlelight Friday evening.
More than a dozen Catholic churches across the country held services on Sunday September 8th that focused special attention on the issue of immigration to encourage House Republicans to "get onboard" with immigration reform.
The bilingual vigil will be held at the park’s amphitheatre on Friday night from 8-9pm where people will pray and sing for immigration reform and those families affected by the nation’s immigration system.
Attendees are encouraged to bring photos of family members as a way to remember loved ones and immigrants who have been separated as a result of immigration issues.