Camas Friends Church laments the widespread hostility toward immigrants and refugees and the specific ways this hostility is manifesting in tragic policies and cruel actions at the border.
We believe people deserve better. We believe in a better way. We believe in a better story.
We seek to follow Jesus by imitating his compassionate action, righteous indignation, and welcoming posture. This is our story.
We seek to overcome fear with love. Ignorance with understanding. Violence with peace. Competition with collaboration. Indifference with care.
We can’t do everything. But we must do something, and hope that our actions might be sown like mustard seeds (Mark 4:30-32) that God will grow into something more.
We know that established systems can seem slow to change, but can and do indeed change when enough people take action and speak up. Please join us and many around the country this Saturday. Or consider a different, perhaps more fitting way that you might be called to do something.
Some details from the event planners:
When: Saturday, June 30 at 1 p.m. (local time)
Where and What: We will meet at 750 Anderson (Vancouver) and march to Esther Short Park where we will discuss our country’s immigration policies and positive changes we would like to see. We are being asked to wear white shirts in unity with other participants across the country. Please bring a sign if possible!!