We Will Keep Walking!
“We Come Bearing Peace” December 15, 4 pm
Tuesday, December 10 was International Human Rights Day. Together with people of diverse cultures and religions, we brought the Posada to the Immigration Court in Bloomington, MN. We even brought the big puppets of María y José (Mary and Joseph) to walk with us as the sun rose and as the temperature crept up to zero. ¡Y, gracias al burro humilde, también!
Every 2nd Tuesday, at 7:30 pm, the Interfaith Coalition on Immigration (ICOM) holds a vigil outside the Whipple building, in solidarity with people whose lives are being affected inside. People fleeing poverty and violence, families seeking to be together.
In the Christmas story, Mary and Joseph were migrants seeking shelter to have the baby Jesus. But there was no room for them at the inn (posada). Why? Was it because they were poor? Because they were foreigners—coming from Galilee, a rural and oppressed part of Palestine?
Today, of course, many Marías and Josés are seeking posada in our city, in our country and around the world. We invite you to walk with them, and with us on Sunday, December 15, starting at 4 pm at the Powderhorn Park building (3400 15thAv So, Minneapolis 55407). We will walk with Mary and Joseph, and more puppets to St. Paul’s, where Semilla is located (2742 15th Ave S. Minneapolis 55407). After the closing ceremony, there will he soup, a live Nativity and bonfire. A freewill offering will go to the Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota and ICOM.
This celebration is in the style of La Natividad, the Christmas production of St. Paul’s and In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theater. Here are a couple of our newest angels practicing: Sofia and Anita invite you to join in their dance! Dress warm—it will get up to a balmy 12 degrees on Sunday!
We will keep walking! We will keep opening the door!