Rev. Edgerton Answers Call to Prayer Outside Texas Facility for Children Separated From Parents
Old South is grateful to NBC Boston for covering the story of the proposed tender age detention center in Houston for immigrant children separated from their parents. People of faith standing together, across the country, can make a difference. The news story begins,
While there are still many questions about how more than 2,000 children will be reunited with their parents after being separated at the border, there is a growing circle of prayer going on in the heart of Houston, Texas.
A Boston reverend attended a 24-hour vigil was held for the children caught in the middle of the country's immigration debate.
“It’s wrong to detain children, it’s wrong to treat people in this way,” Reverend John Edgerton said.
Rev. Edgerton, based in Boston at the Old South Church in Copley Square, arrived in Houston early Friday morning to answer the call to pray outside a facility that could become the fourth tender age shelter.