2021 Yellow Springs News Merchandise
Jul
27
2021

Articles About sanctuary

  • Sanctuary explored as ICE activity increases

    Edith Espinal, an undocumented Mexican-born woman who has lived in the Columbus area for decades, is shown here being welcomed by the Columbus Mennonite Church, which for the last year has provided her sanctuary to protect her from deportation. Pastor Joel Miller, pastor of the Columbus church, will speak this Saturday, Oct. 20, at 7 p.m., at Rockford Chapel, of his church’s experience in offering sanctuary. (Submitted photo)

    When friends of Dayton attorney Kathleen Kersh express their outrage at the Trump administration’s practice of separating immigrant families at the U.S./Mexican border, Kersh reminds them: the very same activity is taking place in Ohio, and at an ever-increasing rate.

  • Pastor Joel Miller to discuss sanctuary in the village

    Edith Espinal and her son, Brandow Gonzalez, at the Columbus Mennonite Church. Espinal sought sanctuary there under threat of deportation in September of 2017. (Photo from themennonite.org)

    Guest speaker Joel Miller, pastor at the Columbus Mennonite Church, will speak at Rockford Chapel. on Saturday, Oct. 20, beginning at 7 p.m. The church has made a home for Edith Espinal, an undocumented mother who sought refuge in the U.S. more than a decade ago and is working to stay united with her family in Columbus.