Yesterday people gathered at ICE to stand up for the rights of immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers. We walked in silence accompanied by the sound of a shofar and the beating of a drum. We were from a variety of faith traditions walking in solidarity.
A woman in a red dress, alone on the corner, clapped. A man yelled at us and threatened us with a paddy wagon. We walked in silence, in prayer, with only the sound of the shofar and the beating of a drum.
Walks like this happen all over the country for this issue and for so many more. As people of faith, we are called to stand against injustice wherever and however it presents itself, in the graffiti and damage at Arlington HS this week, and so many other places. We are called to stand against evil. We remembered that when we heard the baptismal vows last Sunday.
So, walk where you can, stand where you are. God walks beside us.