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Churches champion immigrants' plight

Congregants offer support, money

Efforts to help immigrants have brought congregations together. Walter Ciesluk (left), a member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Chelmsford, spoke with Danny Nunez of Methuen, a member of Ebeneezer Christian Church in Lawrence, at a recent gathering. Efforts to help immigrants have brought congregations together. Walter Ciesluk (left), a member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Chelmsford, spoke with Danny Nunez of Methuen, a member of Ebeneezer Christian Church in Lawrence, at a recent gathering. (josh reynolds for the boston globe)
By Maria Sacchetti
Globe Staff / July 4, 2008

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At Sunday services and spaghetti suppers, churches and other religious groups across Massachusetts are fueling a growing movement to defend immigrants' rights, from raising money for detainees to lobbying lawmakers to overhaul immigration laws. (Full article: 1030 words)

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