Thursday, July 5, 2018

Indianapolis' church 'detains' Holy Family in response to Trump's immigration policy

INDIANAPOLIS STAR
By Justin L. Mack
A scene of Joseph, Mary and Baby Jesus on the lawn of Monument Circle's Christ Church Cathedral on Tuesday, July 3, 2018. "
INDIANAPOLIS---Indianapolis' "Little Church on the Circle" captured national attention Tuesday after it placed Jesus, Mary and Joseph in a cage to protest immigration policies accused of separating families and caging children. The Christ Church Cathedral demonstration featuring the family in an ICE-style cage stopped citizens in their tracks and broke the Internet. But who are the men and women powering the church behind the protest? Christ Church Cathedral is the oldest religious building in continuous use in Indianapolis and serves the oldest Episcopal congregation in the city, according to the National Park Service, which created the Monument Circle Historic District. It started with a simple chapel built in 1838, a year after the congregation formed. [More]
Ralph Howard and The Rev., Senior Pastor Stephen Carlsen discuss the statue of Mary, Joseph and Baby Jesus caged in with barbwire on the lawn of Monument Circle's Christ Church Cathedral on Tuesday, July 3, 2018. "I picture myself in there, if they are willing to put immigrants in there they are willing to lock anyone up for any reason at all," Howard said.