The Common Good

Clergy and Students Pray Together for the DREAM Act

Interfaith leaders and graduating high school students from across the United States joined hands to pray in the Hart Senate Office Building yesterday at the end of a cold walk around several Senate offices on Capitol Hill.

"Dear God, with you, I know anything is possible ... " came the prayer of one young student about her need for the Senate to pass the DREAM Act, so she can attend college and not be deported. The DREAM Act would help provide a path to citizenship for immigrant students who have grown up in the United States, if they attend college or serve in the military. The Senate may vote this week; four more Senators are needed to commit to the DREAM.

There's still time to contact your Senators, and the need is urgent. Even if you've done so before, Congress needs to know we are watching -- and praying.

Heather Wilson is Marketing/Circulation Assistant at Sojourners and a freelance photographer. She has spent the past 10 years working throughout the U.S., Asia, and the Middle East, doing photography and communications work for developmental non-government organizations.

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