As thousands of migrant children continue flooding across the US border, Christian, Jewish and Muslims groups have designated this an Interfaith Weekend of Compassion and Prayer. Religious groups have been providing some aid to care for the children.
They’ve also been lobbying officials to change immigration and deportation laws. A top Vatican official visited Mexico this week urging protection for migrant children. He delivered a letter to the international community from Pope Francis calling for an end to “racist and xenophobic attitudes.”