Participating Congregations and Organizations
  • American Muslim Voice
  • Bahá'í Community of Palo Alto
  • Beyt Tikkun Synagogue
  • First Congregational Church (United Church of Christ) Palo Alto
  • First Evangelical Lutheran Church Palo Alto
  • First Presbyterian Church Palo Alto
  • First United Methodist Church Palo Alto
  • Mountain View Buddhist Temple
  • Palo Alto Buddhist Temple
  • Palo Alto Friends Meeting
  • St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Palo Alto
  • St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, Palo Alto (Catholic)
  • Social Action Committee of the Redwood City Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship
  • Trinity Church in Menlo Park (Episcopal)
  • Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto
  • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Los Gatos
  • West Bay Chapter, Buddhist Peace Fellowship

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Diverse Ways to Offer Care & Sanctuary for These Times

Discussion on Ways to Support Immigrants, Refugees, Muslims and Others
Thursday, July 13, 7pm
First Congregational Church
1985 Louis Road., Palo Alto

Join a discussion of ways faith communities and individuals can support immigrants, refugees, Muslims and others who are threatened. "Sanctuary" can mean many things. Rev. Deb Lee of the Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity has vast experience in helping communities and individuals discern and find concrete ways to engage.  Options such as advocacy, networking, accompaniment as well as providing physical sanctuary will be discussed. Congregations not ready or able to offer physical sanctuary can still find important ways to actively participate.  

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  • Advocacy
  • Joining Networks of Protection and Rapid Response
  • Accompaniment of Immigrant Families or Youth in Urgent Situations
  • Providing Physical Sanctuary for Someone Facing Final Deportation

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. Sanctuary is a public, corporate commitment to walk alongside immigrants, mixed-status families and refugees to uphold dingity, due process and full acceptance into the life of our society through protection, support and advocacy. Communities of faith make different choices about how they are able to participate, and people can engage individually as well.

Everyone is welcome to this open discussion on ways to become involved.  


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