Monday, February 5, 2018

Brooklyn church honors activist Ravi Ragbir with Bishop's Cross

From New York-

Immigrants’ rights have been Ravi Ragbir’s cross to bear, even before he faced imminent deportation.

But a Brooklyn church tried to lighten that burden Sunday by honoring Ragbir for “exceptional service to the church and to the community it serves.”

Ragbir received the Bishop’s Cross from the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island in a service at St. Ann & The Holy Trinity Church in Brooklyn Heights.

The rare honor was bestowed in recognition of Ragbir’s work on behalf of persecuted immigrants caught up in mean-spirited federal policy, church leaders said.

That number now includes Ragbir, 43, who faces deportation as early as Saturday, after Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials detained him last month during a routine check-in.

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