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Logan Square Residents ‘Occupy Palm Sunday’ To Call For Immigration Reform

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Members of four Logan Square churches held an "Occupy Palm Sunday" rally on April 1, 2012, to push for immigration reform, and to discuss issues like housing, hunger and health care. (Credit: Michele Fiore, WBBM)

Members of four Logan Square churches held an “Occupy Palm Sunday” rally on April 1, 2012, to push for immigration reform, and to discuss issues like housing, hunger and health care. (Credit: Michele Fiore, WBBM)

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CHICAGO (CBS) – On this Palm Sunday, Christians in the Logan Square neighborhood called for improvements in housing, healthcare, hunger and immigration reform.

Members of four churches got together at the park where Kedzie, Logan and Milwaukee meet around 12:30 p.m. Sunday for an outdoor event that they called “Occupy Palm Sunday.”

Together, they sang, they prayed, and they ate sandwiches, pasta salad and cookies.

LISTEN: WBBM Newsradio’s Michele Fiore reports


Humboldt Park United Methodist Church pastor Ramon Nieves says he’s focusing on the number one issue of his parishioners – immigration reform. Nieves says he has seen far too many families be torn apart because of it.

Joe Scarry, with St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, helped organize the event. He asked if it’s enough to stay inside our own churches and have faith be a private affair?

Scarry said he believes the occupy movements around the world have shown that it takes many voices to come together to share ideas.

Unlike some occupy events around the world, this rally remained peaceful.

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