Prayers for refugees at Canada-USA border crossing

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Photo: Ruby Pratka

Ronald Shecanapish (left) a member of the Naskapi nation of Kawawachikamach, northern Quebec, and Katherine Moore, an American expatriate living in Montreal, join bishops Bruce Myers and Mary Irwin-Gibson for a brief prayer at the Covey Hill border crossing.

About 50 people from Protestant congregations around the region gathered in the miniscule border town of Havelock on Saturday afternoon, to pray, sing and speak in solidarity with migrants seeking sanctuary in Canada as part of a gathering called “Meeting Jesus at the Border.” The unofficial Roxham Road border crossing, where hundreds of people crossed on foot this summer hoping to make asylum