Actions for the Week
Clergy: Sign onto this letter regarding Baptist involvement in detaining Children
"We write to you today as gravely concerned, interfaith clergy moved strongly by the plight of the thousands of children being held in internment camps across this country. We have been very thankful that the leadership of an agency similar to yours, BCFS, has announced they are ending their government contract to manage the tent city at Tornillo. Nonetheless, we remain profoundly concerned with BCFS and Southwest Key and all the other agencies that are continuing to administer similar detention facilities to the detriment of innocent children.
Your website states: Southwest Key is committed to keeping kids out of jails and prisons and home with their families, in their communities.
We feel it is our sacred duty to speak up about your work in the several detention centers you administer, which seems directly opposed to your articulated mission. Rather than alleviating it, your actions are actually contributing to the current suffering of youth and their families. It has become public knowledge, through news reports and through the violations reported by the Texas Inspector’s reports, that under your oversight, Southwest Key’s capacity to ensure the safety and appropriate level of care of the children has been so severely compromised that, in fact, children have been directly harmed and abused while in your care."
Tell Congress to protect people living with hunger
from Bread for the World
A partial government shutdown is putting programs that address hunger in the U.S. and around the world at risk. Call (800-826-3688) or email Congress today. Tell your senators and representative that fights over funding should not put people living with hunger at further risk.
Encourage your congregation or community to celebrate the MLK 2019 weekend in ways that honor and move forward his unfinished agenda
from BPFNA ~ Bautistas por la Paz
BPFNA ~ Bautistas por la Paz has compiled some resources to help churches and groups celebrate the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr weekend in ways that honor and move forward his unfinished agenda. All of these resources are shared freely -- we ask only that you attribute them in print to each author or group.
We hope you find these helpful, and we would love to hear how you use them. If you have resources to share, we would LOVE to see and share them.