Oblates Visit Fast4Families on the National Mall

Originally published on JPIC

Fr. Antonio with one of the staff at Fast4Families on the National MallAs a way to raise public awareness and pressure Members of Congress to pass Comprehensive Immigration Reform legislation, Fast4Families has a group of ten people fasting in a tent on the National Mall, just a few years away from the Capitol.  Besides fasting, this group of people is also holding meetings with political leaders and community organizers, and organizing activities to encourage more people to press for immigration reform.  “We hunger for an end to the system that brings so much suffering and pain to so many.  We are fasting not out of anger or despair, but out of hope,” said Eliseo Medina, one of the ten fasters.  

On Wednesday, November 20, Fr. Antonio Ponce, OMI and JPIC staff were able to drop by to show support to those who are fasting, and help the staff with some translation.