Members of St. Bede’s Episcopal Church will on April 9, 2017, lead a Pilgrimage of Hope in support of Georgia immigrant and refugee families by walking from the church to a nearby U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services office.

The pilgrimage walk will include members of the immigrant and refugee community and members of the American community who support them in their struggle for justice.

Participants will sing and read sacred scripture telling the stories of the migration of their spiritual ancestors.   Members of the Pilgrimage will also share personal stories of friends, families, and loved ones impacted by deportation and the U.S. immigration system.  The purpose of the pilgrimage is to offer hope to immigrant and refugee families and all those in our faith community who love and support them.

WHO:  Members of St. Bede’s Episcopal Church and area immigrant and refugee community

WHAT:  Pilgrimage of Hope in Support of Immigrant and Refugee Families

WHERE:  Beginning from the lower parking lot of St. Bede’s Episcopal Church, 2601 Henderson Mill Road, Atlanta, GA  30345.  Ending at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Office, 2150 Parklake Drive NE, Atlanta, GA 30345.

WHEN: Sunday, April 9th from 5:45-7:30 p.m.

WHY:  To demonstrate support for the struggles of immigrants and refugees

Speakers: *The Rev. Fabio Sotelo, Latino Missioner for St. Bede’s – Atlanta and St. Edward’s – Lawrenceville, GA.  * Members of St. Bede’s and other faith communities who will share personal stories on immigration.

St. Bede’s Episcopal Church is a parish of 300 people in the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta.  Founded in the late 1950s in Atlanta, GA, St. Bede’s is a church with a strong commitment to social justice and the immigrant and refugee communities.   Weekly services are in both Spanish and English.   www

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