Vigil this Saturday – Also Training

Vigil this Saturday – Also Training

Greetings! A friendly reminder that we will be gathering for Prayer and Vigil this Saturday, February 1st at  11 am at West County Detention Facility.  You won’t want to miss this powerful vigil led by Innerchange, a group that works with immigrant unaccompanied minors in Oakland and San Francisco.
We will also be taking a special post-release offering for Janet Ramirez who was released last September, but who still has not been granted authorization to work, making it very difficult for her to support herself and her daughter.  Please bring Bart tickets or cash.  Many thanks!

VIGIL for Immigrant Detainees
Saturday, Feb. 1st, 11 am- 12 noon
West County Detention Facility
5555 Giant Highway, Richmond

ALSO, earlier that morning -this same Saturday, there will be a special orientation for those interested in visiting immigrant detainees at West County Detention Facility.  This visitation program is coordinated by CIVIC (Community Initiatives for Visiting Immigrants in Confinement) and operates every Friday from 11 am-2 pm.  This program provides a vital service to detainees.

Visitation Volunteer Orientation
Saturday, February 1st from 9 am – 10am
Mt. Dialbo Unitarian Universalist Church
Bortin Hall
55 Eckley Lane
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
TO RSVP, click here. For questions, contact Suzanne Llewellyn: llewzanne@gmail.com.
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CLUE-LA’s 2nd Annual InGathering: Income Inequality And The Living Wage Movement

Please join us at Holman United Methodist Church (3320 W. Adams Blvd., Los Angeles, California 90018) on Tuesday, February 25th, from 11:00am-1:00pm (delicious lunch provided for $15, and no one will be turned away for lack of funds).

Oxfam published a report this month noting that 85 people in the world have the collective wealth of another 3.5 BILLION people.  The Walton family, which owns Wal-Mart, controls a fortune equal to the wealth of the bottom 42 percent of Americans combined.  400 Americans have more wealth than half of all Americans combined.

The reality of a $8.00 an hour minimum wage, under-employment (working an insufficient number of hours), a large service and informal economy, and simply too many low-paying occupations makes CLUE-LA’s work crucial and urgently needed.  

Such income inequality challenges most religious traditions’ belief in the inherent worth of all people.  This year’s CLUE-LA InGathering will focus on the growing Living Wage Movement, and what our role of people of faith can be in the fight for economic fairness. Fast food workers, hotel workers, public sector workers…all are God’s children, and Protestants, Catholics, Jews, Muslims, and so many other traditions have ancient roots in lifting up the marginalized, the dispirited, the oppressed.  

There is a movement afoot to transform our poverty-wage jobs into jobs that can sustain families. CLUE-LA is at the forefront of this movement, and we hope you will join us to learn how our traditions approach income disparity and what you can do to support the movement!

After you register for the event, you will be taken to an optional page allowing you to pay in advance for the lunch.

Thank you!

Rabbi Jonathan, Pastor Bridie, and the Entire CLUE-LA Staff

WHEN:

February 25, 2014 at 11am – 1pm


WHERE:

Holman United Methodist Church
3320 W Adams Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90018
Google map and directions


CONTACT:

Pamela Hope · phope@cluela.org

http://cluela.nationbuilder.com/ingathering2

CLUE-LA · 464 Lucas Ave, Suite 202, Los Angeles, CA 90017, United States

January WCDF Monthly Prayer Vigil led by Jewish Youth for Social Action

This past Saturday we had our monthly vigil at West County Detention Facility in Richmond, CA. It was led by the Jewish Youth for Community Action, an innovative leadership training empowering Jewish youth for social action, and Kehilla Community Synagogue.
 
 

 
It was a beautiful, prayerful and moving time where we heard testimonies, chanted and even shared poetry.  Watch video of one of the chants.
 
 

 
Norma Smith, from Kehilla Community Synagogue, shared her poem “This God Justice” during the vigil, of which we would like to share an excerpt:
 
“This god, Justice
Is an atheist.
It’s not what it
Sounds like: she’s not
A non-believer, oh, no,
                                      He isn’t…
 
 

 
“My name
Is Jeremiah. I want you
To do good. I will
Argue you
Into it, I will
Persuade you, warn you,
threaten you,
love you more
than your understanding
can understand. I will
believe in you. I will walk around
with you. Even
when you want
to stop your ears, attack
and imprison me”
 
 

Watch another video where a youth shares a story.

We hope you can join us next month, February 1st, where InnerCHANGE, a missionary order among the poor, will lead the vigil. You won’t want to miss out!

Start the New Year off in Prayer for Immigration Justice.

Happy New Year! 

Start the New Year off in Prayer for Immigration Justice.
 
In 2014, we know we have more to do – to bring an end to the suffering and bring about lasting and meaningful change.  Let us unite our hearts and minds and intentions for this coming year!
 
Vigil led by Jewish Youth for Community Action and Kehilla Community Synagogue.  
What miraculous signs are we seeing? (Ex. 10-12)
 
Join us & bring a friend
Saturday, Jan. 4th, 2014 

11 am – 12 noon

This month’s Vigil led by Jewish Youth for Community Action and Kehilla Community Synagogue. 

 

Saturday, January 4th, 2014  –  11 am – 12 noon.
West County Detention Facility
5555 Giant Highway, Richmond, CA     

 

Click here to learn more about our monthly vigils