Solidarity Sunday an Interfaith Pilgrimage in Support of Dreamers
On Sunday November 12, 2017, Sisters of St. Joseph joined a Long Island pilgrimage in solidarity with those taking place in Washington, DC and cities across the nation. These pilgrimages were composed of immigrant youth, communities of faith, and other partners who joined together to stress the urgency of passing the Dream Act, of supporting immigrant youth who are losing their protection from deportations every day, and of opposing enforcement efforts that would target their parents and communities.
The group gathered at Grace Episcopal Church in Massapequa and walked to Representative Peter King’s office in Massapequa Park. There statements were made in support of the Act. The speakers representing Faith Communities were Bishop Lawrence Provenzano, Episcopal Diocese of LI, Mark Tammen, General Presbyter, LI Presbytery, Sadri Altinok, Turkish Cultural Center of Long Island, Sister Helen Kearney, CSJ, President, Sisters of St. Joseph, Brentwood, Rev. Ron Garner, Metropolitan Association, United Church of Christ, and Habeeb Ahmed, Islamic Center of LI.
Sister Helen Kearney read a statement in the name of all the religious communities of women on Long Island.