O God, You Give Us Neighbors
Lyrics by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette. (To the tune of Aurelia 220.127.116.11. D, “The Church’s One Foundation.”) Emphasizes themes of immigrant welcoming.
by Valeria Bejar, Disciples Immigration Response Specialist. Shares from direct experiences the fears and family separations endured by immigrant neighbors.
Suggested Music During Readings: “Amor Eterno” by Juan Gabriel
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. Sung at funerals as a last goodbye, and used extensively in public vigils since the shootings, it ends with a promise that loved ones will one day re-unite.)
Sign on to and share the "Word to the Church Against Children and Families in Detention
Sign on to and share the Poor People's Campaign "Pastoral Letter On the El Paso Shootings"
(Dozens of Disciples, including Rev. Terri Hord Owens and RIM's Rev. Dr. Sharon Stanley-Rea,, joined Rev. Dr. William Barber in El Paso days ahead of the shooting. See image below.)
Read Statements of Response to the Shootings from Interfaith Leaders, including Rev. Terri Hord Owens,