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Interfaith Prayer Service - Saturday Dec 16 - 6pm

Posted by Andy McCaskey on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 @ 1:20 PM

Prayer Service
In response to the proposal
to build an ICE detention center
Elkhart’s First Presbyterian Church
Saturday, December 16, 6 pm

ELKHART, Indiana (December 12, 2017) – Over 50 congregations, Latino and Anglo, and community members will gather at First Presbyterian Church on December 16 at 6 pm for a prayer service in response to the proposal to build an ICE Detention Center in Elkhart community.

Rev. Rebecca Kuiken, pastor of First Presbyterian says, “We in the larger faith
community hope to build bridges beyond language, culture and legal status.”
CoreCivic, one of the nation’s largest private prison owners, is seeking to build and own a $100 million facility of up to 1,400 beds that would be used by U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement. This would be the largest of four regional detention facilities the federal government is seeking to open within close proximity to Chicago, Detroit, St. Paul and Salt Lake City.

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