Group to fast for 11 days for immigration reform
On Tuesday the Coalition for Immigrant Rights of Idaho (CIRI) and members of various faith institutions will launch an 11-day fast to bring about attention to what they call "the nations’ broken immigration system."
Members from various faith affiliations, including Bishop Brian Thom from St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, will come together to support immigration reform and pray for the families affected by the current immigration system.
From September 3rd through the 13th several faith institutions will join the 11-day fast and vigil, including Grace Episcopal in Nampa, Hyde Park Mennonite Fellowship, and Boise Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.
Most recently more than a dozen Catholic Churches across the country announced that they will be holding services on Sunday the 8th which will focus special attention on the issue of immigration to encourage House Republicans to get onboard with immigration reform.
The fasting will culminate in a community candle light vigil on Friday, September 13th at Lakeview Park in Nampa. The vigil and prayer will be at the park’s amphitheatre from 8-9pm.