We believe that the same God who freed the Hebrews from Egypt is still working in the world today, and that these actions are more than just a clever gimmick to get press attention. The actions of our government and ICE in particular read like the actions of Pharaoh, and
we’re hoping that you might be interested in publicly reflecting on what is happening here in whatever way you see fit
(sermons, op-eds, blog and/or Facebook posts)
. We believe this is an opportunity to do more than just free these particular detainees, this is an occasion for faith leaders across our state to examine what is happening in 2018 in the light of our sacred wisdom traditions.
What format your promotion of this conversation takes is of course up to you, but we would hope that if you do pick up this vital theological conversation, you would cite the situation in Sheridan specifically and even help us promote the “Calling Campaign Script” you will find below.
This includes the phone number of local ICE Director Elizabeth Godfrey, and the script we’re asking people to loosely follow when calling and demanding her to free the legal asylum seekers in the Federal Prison in Sheridan, Ore. The supporting resources below will help you link your work to the larger campaign we will be launching, but all social media can be yoked together with #LetOurPeopleGo.
Supporting resources for your public reflection:
If you have any other questions, ideas or insights, please feel free to reach out to The Rev. Michael Ellick at
or (646) 734-0162.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read this email.
We are living in extraordinary times, and as people of faith we believe God is calling us to do a new thing together.