Monday, April 2, 2012

Bishop plans visit to border April 14

From Arizona-

The presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church will visit the U.S.-Mexico border to give an address on border and immigration issues and to participate in the seventh “God Has No Borders” Naco Border Procession in April.

Katharine Jefferts Schori is a nationally recognized leader on pressing social issues of the day. She recently gave an interview to the Huffington Post regarding the acceptance of gay marriage, according to a press release from Rev. Seth Polley, director of Episcopal Border Ministries.

The event will start at Turquoise Valley Golf Course and Country Club in Naco, Arizona, at 9:30 a.m. on April 14. The Episcopal Diocese of Arizona and Episcopal Border Ministries will host “Breakfast with the Bishop.” The bishop will make an address on border and immigration issues, respond to questions, and then participate in the border procession.

Participants will walk along the border wall toward the Naco Port of Entry, carrying crosses for the 210 migrants who have died in Cochise County in the past years. The procession continues into Naco, Sonora, Mexico, with a rededication of the Centro de Esperanza, formerly the Naco Migrant Resource Center.

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