This morning, staff from Episcopal Migration Ministries gathered with hundreds of Episcopalians at the T. Don Hutto Residential Center, a for-profit facility detaining 512 women, many of whom are seeking asylum in the United States. Forty of the women inside are mothers who were separated from their children at the border.

We prayed and we lamented. We are stirred to action and to advocacy.

We want to share the experience with you.

This podcast episode features audio from the vigil, including Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s homily.

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