Sanctuary Movement for These Times
Discussion on Ways to Support Immigrants, Refugees, Muslims and Others
Is your congregation looking for ways to provide support and solidarity with immigrants, refugees, Muslims and others who are threatened at this time in our nation’s history? Faith communities on the Peninsula are invited to a presentation by The Rev. Deborah Lee of the Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity to help congregations and individuals discern and find concrete ways to engage in sanctuary -- a public, corporate commitment to walk alongside immigrants, mixed-status families and refugees to uphold dignity, due process and full acceptance into the life of our society through protection, support and advocacy. Congregations make different choices about how they are willing and able to join this effort. There are four ways congregations can demonstrate their solidarity and commitment to sanctuary.
Congregations not able or ready to offer physical sanctuary can actively assist other congregations by providing hospitality, spiritual support and advocacy with a person in sanctuary.
Rev. Lee and the Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity is part of the National Sanctuary Movement and can provide important information as well as help network with other local congregations.
Everyone is welcome to this open discussion on ways to become involved.