Dear Friends of Calvary,
Thursday, June 21, will be the longest day of the year. On Capitol Hill in Washington, the Episcopal Public Policy Network is holding vigil, because any day is too long to be separated from one's children.
In solidarity with those in Washington and around the world who oppose our government's inhumane policy of separating children from families at our southern border, the doors of Calvary will be open Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for prayer and meditation.
If you are downtown Thursday, please step inside, light a candle, sit in the silence long enough to have your heart broken open a little more at the evil being done on our behalf, and pray for God's mercy first for the children and parents, but then for the very soul of our country.
If you have not done so already, I also urge you to call your representatives in Congress and insist that they work to immediately stop the policy of separating children from their families at our borders. You also can visit this link to the Episcopal Church's Office of Government Relations to send a message to your elected officials. As people who promise at our baptisms to "respect the dignity of every human being," we must demand nothing less, and ours are voices that must be heard.
The Rev. Scott Walters