Leaders to Publicly Commit to Sacred Resistance & Sanctuary

ANAHEIM, CA, 1/16/17) – Today the Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice (CLUE) of Los Angeles announced that people of faith and people of conscience will pledge to resist the President-elect’s policy proposals to harass and deport millions of undocumented immigrants and discriminate against AMEMSA (Arab/Middle Eastern/Muslim/South Asian) communities.

CLUE, CAIR-LA and many other civil rights and interfaith organizations will embody faithful resistance in the public square and open their congregations and communities to provide sanctuary for anyone targeted by state-sanctioned scapegoating, working as a matter of faith to ensure the dignity and human rights of all people.
WHAT: Interfaith Press Event to Publicly Declare Commitment to Sacred Resistance/Sanctuary in Defense of our AMEMSA (Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim, and South Asian) and Immigrant Communities.
WHEN: Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 at 10:00 AM PST
WHERE: Islamic Center of Southern California 
              434 S. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90020

CONTACT: Guillermo Torres, gtorres@cluela.org, 323-228-2753
WHO: Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice-CLUE, Immigrant Families, Council on American-Islamic Relations-CAIR-LA, California Pacific Conference of the United Methodist Church-CAL-PAC, LA Episcopal Diocese, NDLON, Presbytery of the Pacific, National Latino Evangelical Coalition-NaLEC, Presbytery of San Gabriel

CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

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CONTACT: CAIR-LA Communications Coordinator Ojaala Ahmad, oahmad@cair.com714-851-4851