United Methodists join D.C. pray-in for immigration reform

Supporters ranging from church executives to immigrants fearing deportation will join United Methodist Bishops Minerva Carcaño and Julius Trimble Feb. 17 in Washington to pray for an end to deportations.Carcaño and Trimble announced Feb. 12 that they planned to be at the prayer vigil in Lafayette Park in front of the White House and expected to be arrested.

To see Kathy L. Gilbert's full coverage and updates throughout the day, visit http://www.umc.org/immigration. The United Methodist News Service also will be linking to updates on the UMNS Facebook page and Twitter feeds throughout today.

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