Statement from the Arizona Faith Network regarding the decision by President Trump to terminate the DACA Program
September 6, 2017
As partners in faith, the members of the Arizona Faith Network wish to express our grave concern that the decision on the part of President Trump to terminate the DACA program is a cause of stress and suffering for thousands of young men and women who were brought to the United States by their parents and, in many cases, have known no other nation as their home.
Regardless of the complex immigration issues that are legitimately in need of comprehensive reform, the possibility that those who have been covered by the DACA program could be deported and families torn apart is morally repugnant.
We challenge the Legislative and Executive branches of our Federal Government to address the underlying issues with a positive goal of regularizing the status of those who have long been residents in the United States, is respectful of protecting families and will treat with compassion those who cannot be held culpable for the legality of the decision that led to them reside in the United States of America.
On behalf of the Arizona Faith Network,
Rev. Michael L. Diskin
The Arizona Faith Network sends our heart-filled prayers and support to all those who are facing loss and hardship following the devastating damage brought on by Hurricane Harvey. We ask that leaders of federal, state, and local governments do all they can to address the immediate and long term needs of children, older adults, the homeless, refugees, the impacted and the disabled. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers as we move through these next days, weeks and years of hurricane response and recovery. May we all do all we can as we learn how those from afar can help.
Arizona Faith Leaders Issue Statement About President Trump’s Visit to Phoenix
2017.08.21 AZ Faith Network Press Release
The Arizona Faith Network stands in unity to condemn the actions of hate and violence against any person or group. Tragically in this country we have seen discrimination and racism rise up again and again, harming the very fiber of who we are as a nation. There is no room in our nation for civil liberties to include actions where individuals or groups are targeted and attacked because of their race, religion or other creed. We fully condemn white supremacy and the actions that took place in Charlottesville, and have no tolerance for any expression of division that would lift violence as an answer. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of those who lost their lives.
Uniting Faiths of America Campaign
Our thanks to Tovrea Carraro Society for making this photo session possible.
SUPPORT THE MISSION OF THE ARIZONA FAITH NETWORK You can contribute to the ongoing work of the Arizona Faith Network by making a tax deductible donation.
- Mail to: Arizona Faith Network, 1550 East Meadowbrook Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85014
- Donate Online through PayPal by Clicking the Image Above or by Clicking Here Your donation will appear on your credit card statement as “Arizona Ecumenical Council.”
- Find out more about supporting AFN and Make a Secure Donation by clicking here