March 1, 2017

The Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, U.S-Ontario Province Leadership Team recently joined an interfaith amicus brief supporting the case Darweesh v. Trump. The case challenges the President’s executive order of Jan. 27, which banned refugees coming from specified countries with predominant Muslim populations.

In keeping with the SNJM General Chapter Acts and Gospel value of “welcoming the stranger,” the Province joined over 50 interfaith groups in support of this case. Faith groups signing the brief include the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, Jewish Council on Urban Affairs, Massachusetts Council of Churches, African American Ministers Leadership and Catholic Charities Community Services, NY.

Here is the text of the Province statement in the brief: “We have great interest in this amicus brief because our values include welcoming and advocating for immigrants and refugees. Several of our Sisters and Associates work and volunteer with immigrants and refugees so we are familiar with the roadblocks and struggles they have to endure. We wish to be proactive in assisting and welcoming immigrants and refugees to the U.S.”

Click here to read the brief and see the organizations that support it.