The Common Good

Our Fast On Behalf Of Immigrant Families Across The Nation

Date: March 15, 2014

One chilly evening last December I was privileged to stand inside a white tent on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. where a diverse group of people who had been fasting since Thanksgiving was seated. A Hanukkah candle was being lit as we nudged our way into the tent to witness the Fast for Families.

These fasters gathered to highlight the moral crisis and suffering caused by our broken immigration system...

High profile leaders such as SEIU labor organizer Eliseo Medina and faith leader Jim Wallis of Sojourners were among those fasting.