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Stop the Inhumanity

July 18, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Please join us for a day of action:
4:30 p.m.
Thurs., July 18
Chapel of the Incarnate Word
4503 Broadway, 78209Women’s Global Connection (WGC) joins our partners Thursday in echoing sentiments being shared across the nation Thursday as part of a national day of action against child detention in the ongoing migrant crisis. We bear witness to the dignity of every human person and vow to hold elected representatives accountable for atrocities perpetrated on immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers. We especially remember the children.Please join us, the Incarnate Word Sisters, the UIW Ettling Center for Civic Leadership and Sustainability and the CCVI Justice and Peace and Integrity of Creation Office, for this special event.

For questions or more information, contact Sr. Martha Ann Kirk at kirk@uiwtx.edu

Contact Sister Martha Ann Kirk  kirk@uiwtx.edu  (210) 883-5934

For Release – July 17, 2019


Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word Mobilizing With National Catholics for

Nonviolent Civil Disobedience Action on Capitol Hill Tomorrow

 In San Antonio, a local gathering echoes the program in Washington, DC, with stories of immigrant children  


Representatives of The Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word – including Sister Jean Durel from San Antonio – are taking part tomorrow in a public protest of the detention of child immigrants. The mass event takes place in Washington, DC, with a coalition of more than 200 Catholic sisters, priests, brothers and lay Catholic advocates and immigrants. Nonviolent civil disobedience is planned, with arrests possible.


The coalition will gather to pressure the Trump administration and Congress to end the immoral and inhumane practice of detaining immigrant children. Leaders will gather for a press conference and a prayerful assembly on the Capitol Lawn before processing into the Russell Senate Office Building Rotunda, where more than Catholic leaders will engage in civil disobedience and risk arrest to draw attention to this moral crisis.


In San Antonio, a The Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word also invites the public to a local service echoing the same sentiments as the national call to action. The event will feature stories of immigrant children and impart news of local efforts helping immigrants.



4:30 p.m. Thurs., July 18

Chapel of the Incarnate Word

4503 Broadway


In addition to the Incarnate Word Sisters, the local event is sponsored by Women’s Global Connection, the UIW Ettling Center for Civic Leadership and Sustainability and the CCVI Justice and Peace and Integrity of Creation Office.





The National Coalition is led by: Catholic leaders and representatives from the Leadership Conference of Women Religious; Sisters of Mercy of the Americas; Faith in Action; Faith in Public Life; DC Catholic Coalition; Network Advocates; Franciscan Action Network; Pax Christi USA; Conference of Major Superiors of Men; Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach; Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns; Ignatian Solidarity Network; Jesuit Conference Office of Justice and Ecology; Sisters of the Good Shepherd National Advocacy Center, Stuart Center: Society of the Sacred Heart, NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice and Congregation Action Network


This DC event will also be livestreamed on the Faith in Public Life and Faith in Action Facebook page.


Faith in Public Life is a national network of nearly 50,000 clergy and faith leaders united in the prophetic pursuit of justice and the common good. Faith in Action, formerly known as PICO National Network, is the largest grassroots, faith-based organizing network in the United States. The nonpartisan organization works with 1,000 religious congregations in more than 200 cities and towns through its 46 local and state federations. For more information, visitwww.faithinaction.org. Faith in Action is a 501c(3).  Faith in Action and its affiliates are non-partisan and are not aligned explicitly or implicitly with any candidate or party. We do not endorse or support candidates for office.



July 18, 2019
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm


210) 828-2224


Chapel of the Incarnate Word
4707 Broadway
San Antonio, TX United States
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