The Buddhist Peace Fellowship hosted last night’s vigil for refugees and recent immigrants in our city. Every first Tuesday of the month, people from different congregations meet at Ascension Lutheran Church on Layton Blvd. with victims of violence, who had to leave their countries and seek sanctuary in the US. They often arrive here after staying in holding camps and are in need of basic necessities.
We share poems, songs and prayers, and listen to moving testimonies in English and Spanish. Sometimes, collections are made for food, clothing and furniture. Attorneys offer their services for free. But just showing up for support is highly appreciated.