Thursday, September 25, 2008

Faith Leaders, Governor to Sign Immigration Pledge

Colorado Interfaith Leaders and Governor to Sign Immigration Pledge

Denver, CO – On September 25th, 2008, Governor Bill Ritter will join a diverse group of interfaith religious leaders in Colorado to ask all Coloradoans of good will to sign an interfaith pledge on immigration during a press conference from the west Capitol steps.  By signing the pledge on immigration, Coloradans commit to stand for America's finest ideals and core community values by rejecting the politics of division and isolation that fan anger and hate against persons and communities. 

Interfaith religious leaders across Colorado ask all people of good will to consider the losses we will continue to suffer if we as Coloradoans fail to seek comprehensive reform of the current immigration system.   Signers of the pledge  agree to work for just and humane immigration reform that will uphold the human dignity of each person and value the wholeness of each family unit.

WHAT: Colorado Interfaith Leaders Join Gov. Ritter for Press Conference to Sign Immigration Pledge

WHO:   Governor Bill Ritter

Rep. Rev. Terrance Carroll

Bishop Allan Bjornberg, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

Rev. Youngsook Kang,  Superintendent of the Metropolitan District of the Rocky Mountain Conference, United Methodist Church

Monsignor Tom Fryar, Archdiocese of Denver

Rabbi Joel Schwartzman, Congregation B'nai Chaim

Hafedh Ferjani, Denver Islamic Society

Butch Montoya, HS Power and Light

Rev. Patrick Demmer, Greater Metro Denver Ministerial Alliance

Rev. Dr. Jim Ryan, Colorado Council of Churches

:  TODAY, September 25, 2008, 8:15 A.M. MT

WHERE:  West Capitol Steps