Immigration Customs and Enforcement (ICE) is the branch of Homeland Security that runs immigration detention centers in jails and prisons across our nation. Because most detainees are not charged with “crimes,” they are held in “civil” detention. This particular fact is at the heart of my story.
The Mission Field of Washington, DC
Talk given to Pacific Yearly Meeting, July 30, 2013 at Mount Madonna Retreat Center, Watsonville, California
by Diane Randall, Executive Secretary, Friends Committee on National Legislation
Manifest Destiny Revisited
by Laurie Childers
The high plains summer day had ended – long and hot, heavy with spiritual ceremony, with talk of intergenerational trauma, with concern for the earth and for human societies. It was dark, and thirty of us were gathered under the a canopy of branches, introducing ourselves in a talking circle.