ELCA members pray for student pastor at vigil

On May 15, ELCA members and the Racine (Wis.) Interfaith Coalition called for just immigration reform at an evening prayer vigil held outside the Kenosha County Detention Center. Read the full story in Living Lutheran and see the video on ELCA’s YouTube channel.

ELCA Greater Milwaukee Synod Bishop Paul Erickson spoke at the vigil, which the coalition organized to protest Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s detainment of Betty Rendón and others in her family. Rendón, an alumna of the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (2013), had been serving as a student pastor of Emaus ELCA, Racine, prior to her May 8 arrest.