RING OF PRAYER - Episcopalians from the Diocese of Arizona pause for prayer at a memorial for migrants in Altar, Mexico, about 60 miles from the U.S. border. In this Town, hundreds of Mexican migrants gather to prepare to cross the Sonoran Desert to the U.S. in their search for a better life.
A perilous crossing
On the border
Nogales, Ariz., on the Mexican border about 65 miles south of Tucson.
Holy Week Pilgrimage for Immigrants
Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta Bishop Rob Wright and other participants in the inaugural 2014 Holy Week Pilgrimage for Immigrants held April 13 in Macon, GA. The Pilgrimage is a statewide act of faith, solidarity and hospitality; a prayer with feet, according to organizers. Other Holy Week Pilgrimage sites include Chamblee, Lawrenceville, Cartersville, Smryna and Marietta, concluding on Good Friday in Atlanta.
Bishop Kirk Smith of Arizona
Bishop Kirk Smith of Arizona speaks with worshipers and protestors following the July 29 interfaith service at Trinity Cathedral in Phoenix.
Abandoning the neediest
Catherine N-Ibeagha, third from right, coordinator of The Women's Empowerment Project at Interfaith Refugee and Immigrations Ministries shops at a local grocery store with the refugees.
First wave arrives
Local elementary school kids greet the Bantu.
May Day immigration rallies
Members of the Jubilee Center at Saint Mathew/San Mateo Episcopal Church of Auburn, Washington, in the Diocese of Olympia participate in one of many immigration-reform rallies on May 1.
In support of immigrant family unification
The Rev. Dr. Luis Leon, rector of St. John’s Lafayette Square Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C., addresses a May 23 Capitol Hill news conference in support of immigrant family unification while Senator Hillary Clinton looks on.
Tutor MaryJo DeMatteis helps student Reyes “Florencio” Gonzalez during a language lesson in a Washington National Cathedral conference room
A perilous crossing
WAITING FOR DEPAETURE
WAITING FOR DEPAETURE - These migratns, shown in the courtyard of a guesthouse in Altar on Jan. 28, said they were preparing to head north in search of jobs in the United Staes. Most said they came from Mexico's southern state of Chiapas.
Previous vistors to the memorial left black ribbons to symbolize death and mourning.