We continue our coverage of Welcoming Long Island’s groundbreaking interfaith event, Whoever Welcomes Children Welcomes Me. On Friday, Sept. 19, Welcoming Long Island partnered with Long Island Jobs with Justice to bring together the largest collection of faith leaders on Long Island. The event, part of National Welcoming Week 2014, called on the faithful and the faith community to treat children fleeing Central America and seeking refuge on Long Island with compassion and dignity.
Below are more of the speeches and prayers from the event.
Habeeb Ahmed, Islamic Center of Long Island
Rev. Charles Coverdale, First Baptist Church of Riverhead
Mary Dewar, Chair of the Public Issues Committee, LI Council of Churches
Rabbi Steve Moss, B’nai Israel Reform Temple