Bishop Square Park, Across Charles St. from Cathedral of the Incarnation
4 E. University ParkwayMD
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Standing with ‘Dreamers’ – Keep DACA
A community rally in support of young immigrants called ‘dreamers’ is set for Wednesday evening, Sept. 13, in north Baltimore.
The event begins at 5:30 PM at Bishop Square Park, West University Parkway and North Charles Street. The Cathedral of the Incarnation, the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland and the Delaware-Maryland Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church will host the rally to show support for keeping the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy or DACA.
Speakers will include Miguel Carmona-Romero, youth missioner from St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church, Baltimore, who is a “dreamer,” the Right Rev. Eugene Taylor Sutton, bishop of Maryland, the Right Rev. Chilton R. Knudsen, assistant bishop of Maryland, Bishop Bill Gohl, Delaware-Maryland Synod, and the Very Rev. Rob Boulter, dean of the Cathedral.
Following the rally, a one block march to the Cathedral of the Incarnation for a teach-in about DACA and some experiences of those “Dreamers” who’ve been helped by the policy. It will end with a prayer service.
“For us this is clearly a matter of faith,” said Boulter, dean. “Throughout Hebrew and Christian scriptures we hear numerous references on how we are to welcome the stranger and treat the alien as we want to be treated.”
Episcopal leaders across the country are voicing their opposition to ending DACA, according to Episcopal News Service.
Bishop Sutton has been clear on this issue for years. He took part in an ecumenical event at the Cathedral June 30, 2011, in support of the Dream Act. Last month he joined Bishop Knudsen and Bishop Gohl in support of DACA. And in 2010 a pastoral letter to the diocese outlined the scriptural foundation for our nation considering comprehensive immigration reform.
Standing with 'Dreamers' - Keep DACA
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM