Faith Leaders Rally To Protest Donald Trumps Immigration Policies

Bishop Joseph Clemmons Imam Al-Hajj Talib Abdur Rashid, Rabbi Andy Bachman, Calvin Butts and Bob Law at the Interfaith Rally for Immigration, at the Historic First Church of God in Christ, Tuesday, March 8, 2017 [Black Westchester Magazine]

Brooklyn, NY – In the weeks since President Donald Trump began signing executive orders — from actions on the Keystone XL and Dakota pipeline projects to an immigration travel ban, New Yorkers have taken to the streets in protest.

Demonstrations have taken place all over the city, including outside Trump Tower, at the Stonewall National Monument, Battery Park, Tompkins Square Park, Washington Square Park, Times Square and outside Kennedy Airport, where some travelers were detained when Trump’s travel ban took effect. Students also walked out of class in protest over Trump’s policies and rallied in Foley Square on Feb. 7, 2017. And it appears New Yorkers unhappy with the president’s policies will continue to make their voices heard.

An Interfaith group of religious leaders hosted a Faith / Unity Rally, Tuesday at the Historic First Church of God in Christ located at 221 Kingston Avenue, to protest Donald trumps ill-conceived immigration policy ban that demonizes all members of the Islamic faith, and targets Caribbean and African immigrants for immediate deportation without due process.

The rally was spearheaded by Bishop Joseph D. Clemmons, pastor of Brooklyn’s Historic First Church of God in Christ, and Imam Al-hajj Talib Abdur Rashid, Imam of the Mosque Of Islamic Brotherhood. Bishop Clemmons and Imam Talib were joined by Rabbi Andy Bachman, and representatives from the Office of Black Ministry of the Catholic Archdiocese of New York. Click on the video below to see highlights of the interfaith rally for immigration.