Columbia Presbyterian Church holds vigil to announce sanctuary plans

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Columbia Presbyterian Church holds vigil to announce sanctuary plans

Faith leaders and members of the community will hold a prayer vigil Thursday outside of Columbia Presbyterian Church in Decatur to announce plans to offer sanctuary to immigrant youth and families.

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The church will also announce new efforts to counsel immigrant families.

This vigil will culminate in a foot washing of immigrant youth. Foot washing is a Christian ritual that shows service and compassion by following Jesus’ example in the Bible

Former Kennesaw State University student Jessica Colotl speaks outside the federal courthouse Thursday. Miguel Martinez/MundoHispanico

The vigil begins at 10 a.m. at the church, 711 S. Columbia Dr. 

 

Among those scheduled to attend are Jessica Colotl, DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) recipient; the Rev. Tom Hagood, Chair of the Atlanta Sanctuary Movement and pastor of Columbia Presbyterian Church ; Ricardo Green, director of Spanish Ministries, Mount Vernon Presbyterian Church ; and the Rev. Caroline Magee, assistant rector, St. Bede’s Episcopal Church.

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