SC Faith Community to Hold Interfaith Prayer Vigils to Reflect on Anti-Immigrant Law, S.B. 20

South Carolina Greens Endorse Immigration Coalition Vigil Rallies

The Steering Committee of the South Carolina Green Party endorses the South Carolina Immigration Coalition’s call for rallies against the Anti-Immigrant Law, S.B. 20.   Please attend these rallies in Columbia, Charleston, Greenville and Spartanburg on Sunday, December 18 and the Unity & Peace Rally held in Charleston at Washington Park on Monday, December 19.   As we meet with other South Carolinians we will build a social movement which can achieve a solution to the nation’s crisis in immigration and citizenship.

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Contact-Tammy Besherse- Tammy@scjustice.org

 

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The SC Faith Community to Hold Interfaith Prayer Vigils across the State to Reflect on Anti-Immigrant Law, S.B. 20

Sunday, December 18, 2011

South Carolina faith leaders and the faith community will gather at prayer vigils across the state on Sunday, December 18, to call attention to a hearing the following day in U.S. District Court in Charleston, where the U.S. Department of Justice and several civil and human rights organizations are challenging the constitutionality of South Carolina’s anti-immigrant law, SB 20.

SB 20, signed into law in June, encourages racial profiling by allowing law enforcement to investigate the immigration status of anyone they pull over whom they suspect may be in the state illegally.

The prayer vigils will offer reflections on the scriptural support of immigrants, the moral dimensions of the immigration issue, and the real-life consequences of SB 20. The vigils will be held in Columbia, Charleston, Greenville, Spartanburg, and Hilton Head.

Organizers of the prayer vigils, led by the South Carolina Immigration Coalition, are calling on the U.S. District Court to overturn SB 20.  On Monday, December 19, a rally in opposition to SB 20 will start at Washington Square Park before the hearing and continue outside the U.S. District Courthouse during the hearing.

Charleston Interfaith Service

Who: South Carolina Faith leaders, organized by the South Carolina Immigration Coalition

What:  Interfaith SB 20 Prayer Vigil

When: Sunday, December 18, 6 pm

Where: Midland Park United Methodist Church (2301 Midland Park Road in North Charleston)

Columbia Interfaith Service

WhoSouth Carolina Faith leaders, organized by the South Carolina Immigration Coalition

What:  Interfaith walk and prayer vigil

When:  Sunday, December 18, 1:15 pm

Where: Gather at 1:15 pm at Zion Baptist Church (810 Washington Street, Columbia); Walk to the Statehouse at 1:30 pm for vigil

Greenville Interfaith Service

Who: South Carolina Faith leaders, organized by the South Carolina Immigration Coalition

What:  Interfaith SB 20 Prayer Vigil

When: Sunday, December 18, 6 pm

Where: Fall Park

Spartanburg Interfaith Service

Who: South Carolina Faith leaders, organized by the South Carolina Immigration Coalition

What:  Interfaith SB 20 Prayer Vigil

When: Sunday, December 18, 6 pm

Where: Morgan Square on East Main St.

 

Unity and Peace Rally

Who: South Carolinians who oppose SB 20, organized by the South Carolina Immigration Coalition

What:  Rally at Washington Square Park and demonstrate outside U.S. District Courthouse

When:  December 19, 9:00 am

Where:  Washington Square Park (78 Broad Street, Charleston); Walk over to U.S. District Courthouse (85 Broad Street, Charleston)

URL: http://www.sc-coalition.org/home

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