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The breadth and depth of activity people of faith have taken to advocate for immigration reform in 2010 is too extensive to summarize in a blog post, much less a single word. But if we had to pick one, it would be “tireless.” How else would you describe a movement that treats a month of action featuring 100 events across the country as a warm-up for bringing thousands of people to Washington, D.C. for a central presence at the March for America?
The month of February saw a blizzard of activity from faith groups across the country, much of it coordinated by a variety of groups — from the Interfaith Immigration Coalition to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops to the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations — under the banner “Together, not Torn: Families Can’t Wait for Immigration Reform.” Other events were independently organized by the USCCB’s Justice for Immigrants campaign, PICO National Network and the Reform Immigration for America campaign.
Some standouts from February’s 100 faith events: