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Nuns on the Bus – a 6,500 mile odyssey in support of humane comprehensive immigration reform – is coming to North Carolina during May 31-June 1.
Nuns on the Bus were welcomed last year by thousands of well wishers as they traveled from state to state in support of of federal budget priorities that address the needs of struggling families. This year, they are traveling across the Unite States–6,500 miles over 15 states–53 events in 40 cities–standing with immigrants, faith-filled activists, community organizations, and Catholic sisters who serve immigrant communities.
Their message is clear: Congress must act now to implement commonsense immigration policies that reflect our values, not our fears.
Join Church World Service and Nuns on the Bus for a press conference on Immigration Reform in the parking lot in front of Parker and Otis (112 S Duke St, Durham, NC 27701) at 3:15 PM on Friday May 31st. Just look for the big bus! The nuns will talk immigration reform with particular reference to how immigration reform could impact refugees and asylees in the United States.
On May 31, the Catholic sisters will be at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 507 S. Tryon, in uptown Charlotte. The 7 p.m. event in Biss Hall is open to the public, and co-sponsored by several other Catholic parishes in the Charlotte diocese.
On June 1, there will be a 10am Faith Roundtable at Fiesta Jalisco (5317 E Independence Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28212). More details will be announced soon.
Click here for more info. And you can follow the Nuns on the Bus on Twitter (see above).