SAFFORD — On Sunday, Feb. 24, the Gila Valley Ministerial Association, in conjunction with the United Methodist Immigration Task Force, religious and civic leaders and other like-minded organizations will hold a Family Unity Prayer Vigil in front of Safford City Hall on 8th Ave. and Main Street at 6 p.m.
During the month of February, Family Unity Prayer Vigils will be held in coordination with faith congregations around the United States. These vigils will be addressing concerns such as protection for immigrants, empowerment of individuals to speak more boldly for immigrants and moral courage for members of Congress to show leadership in enacting humane immigration reform. The Safford vigil will be in conjunction with the International Day of the Migrant.
This vigil will provide an opportunity for people to ponder and focus on how current immigration policies split families; create undue stress and complications in the lives of those who have no voice on policies.
“We want to recognize everyone as a beloved child of God. This is an invitation to engage communities of faith and individuals on this issue to lay the groundwork for events that may follow in support of humane immigration reform. The Gila Valley Ministerial Association understands that our country is poised on creating comprehensive immigration reform and wants to raise awareness through this prayer vigil,” Gila Valley Ministerial Association President Sherry Brady in an e-mail.
For more information about the event and/or participation call Brady at 928-965-4607 or Barbara Haralson at 928-965-4430.