July 16, 2020
Below are a few upcoming events I’m participating in that I encourage you to (virtually) attend.
This Sunday there will be an Interfaith Vigil to Save Lives at San Quentin. With now over 2000 COVID cases among incarcerated people, over 200 cases among staff and at least 12 deaths, everyone at San Quentin is facing a potential death sentence. Further, San Quentin continues to transfer incarcerated individuals among prisons and into ICE custody, furthering the potential spread of COVID to even more institutions. Join with faith leaders in support of those imprisoned and their families. We are asking Governor Newsom to inspect the prison, end all transfers, drastically reduce the inmate population and prioritize those most vulnerable. These actions affirm our core faith beliefs: Respect Human Lives, Release the Captives, Restore our Community. For more information, click here: Interfaith Vigil.
Lakeshore has long been a member congregation of Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America – Bautistas por la Paz. They are holding a regional gathering for the Western half of the U.S. on July 25 from 10-12 entitled Beyond Barriers, People Move. This will be a chance to connect with other BPFNA congregations and understand our Sanctuary Commitment within a larger context. I will share a reflection at the regional gathering and Dr. Luis N. Rivera Pagán will be the keynote speaker. For more information, and to register, click here: https://www.bpfna.org/conference-conferencia.
Praying for peace and working for justice,