An early story about the budding “sanctuary movement” among U.S. churches includes news of the Episcopal Cathedral in Echo Park. An LA Times story Friday by Louis Sahagun said a coordinated effort to house immigrants facing deportation will be announced in late April. The whole “faith-based initiative” scenario has always made me shudder (and worse), so I am glad to see it turned around and reclaimed.
According to the story, Episcopal Cathedral may participate in hosting “families broken by broken laws” – i.e., people who have come here to work and live and are being ripped away from their news roots and their relatives. We'd be glad to have them in Echo Park.