Faith in Action’s state-based federation in IndianaFaith in Indiana just scored a major victory in the fight to keep families together. For over a year, the federation has pushed a Families First agenda, urging local officials to invest in policies that build rather than decimate families. They have compellingly urged Indiana state and county officials, including law enforcement, not to cooperate with Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE). They made a big ask, but guess what? Allen County Sheriff Dave Gladieux agreed. Voicing support for Faith in IndianaGladieux said he doesn’t believe in ripping babies out of their mothers’ arms or practicing scare tactics.

As clergy leaders, part of our job is to raise the consciousness of a nation. Once we do that, we make it easier for local officials to tap into their moral convictions and resist immoral policies and practices. Like so many of you, Faith in Indiana is doing this masterfully. While the threats against our families persist, we are clear that our organizing is making a difference.

For more information, see the articles below:

WPTA 21 – Community Members Gather For Town Hall on Violence Reduction (Click here to read)

WANE – Call To End Unconstitutional Immigrant Holds (Click here to read)

WBOI – Faith In Indiana Holds Families First Town Hall (Click here to read)

You may also access pictures from the Faith in Indiana town hall where Sheriff Gladieux expressed support for the Families First agenda, by clicking here.

Huge kudos to Faith in Indiana for their advocacy in partnership with our undocumented brothers and sisters.