Standing for Peace and Justice
On Sunday, August 13, 2017 peace and activist organizations held events in New Haven. The first gathering was to remember the deaths in Charlottesville, VA of Heather Heyer and two State Troopers responding to the melee in the city. New Haven Friends brought a call for nonviolent action with FCNL's sign "#Love Thy Neighbor, No Exception".
Many in the crowd then moved to a vigil in front of First and Summerfield Church where an illegal immigrant has been welcomed into sanctuary from immediate deportation. We stand for comprehensive immigration reform and the end to deportation of immigrants with a history of hard work and family support.