Immigration

NARA Ecumenical Gathering: Racial Justice, Sanctuary Movement and Our Prophetic Voice

Friday, August 31, 2018 to Monday, September 3, 2018

Every two-years the WSCF North America gathers together for a North American Regional Assembly (NARA) to elect regional leaders and plan the focus of action over the coming years. In late summer 2018, WSCF are expanding NARA to empowering youth leaders from a range of different denominations with a focus on tackling issues of both racial justice and immigration. The expectation is through attendance at NARA participants will:

Ecumenical Advocacy Days

Friday, April 20, 2018 to Monday, April 23, 2018

Join us in Washington for “A World Uprooted: Responding to Migrants, Refugees and Displaced People.” As we witness historically high levels of migration, we also find that racism, sexism, Islamophobia, xenophobia and other forms of discrimination are also on the rise in our communities and used for political gain. At the root of this global upheaval and migration are the push factors of violent conflict, climate change, and corruption which often intersect with one another.

Visit advocacydays.org for all details.

Broad Progressive Coalition Marches on UN to Protest Netanyahu-Trump Alliance

Following Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Donald Trump’s addresses to the UN General Assembly, over 200 New Yorkers from a broad coalition of progressive movements - led by American Muslims for Palestine-NJ, Jewish Voice for Peace-NYC, and Presbyterian Peace Fellowship - marched before the UN in protest of their shared policies of racism and xenophobia.

PC(USA) Sanctuary Discernment Guide

This is a congregational resource to help churches discern their role in the Sanctuary movement. The guide gives background on Sanctuary, provides theological grounding for involvement in the movement in a way that is based in solidarity instead of charity, and key discernment questions for congregations to find a starting place in the work. There is special emphasis in the resource on the many ways churches can be involved in Sanctuary in addition to/ beyond providing physical hospitality to someone facing deportation. 14 pages.

SOA Watch Convergence at the U.S./Mexico Border

Friday, November 10, 2017 to Sunday, November 12, 2017

Join SOA Watch in ambos Nogales for our second bi-national convergence at the militarized U.S./Mexico border, to build the grassroots power necessary to challenge the racist status quo and push back against U.S. intervention in Latin America. 

The Migrant Trail

Monday, May 29, 2017 to Sunday, June 4, 2017

The Migrant Trail is a 75-mile walk from Sasabe, Sonora to Tucson, Arizona. The partcipant cap has been reached and they are unable to accept any additional participants for the entire week. BUT you can still register to join the first and/or last day for the sendoff or the receiving ceremony. Visit on Facebook.

Vamos Adelante - Sanctuary Training & Network

This past weekend, February 10-11, PPF had the privilege of hosting a Sanctuary Training with the Synod of the Northeast, the National Sanctuary Movement, and the Community of Living Traditions.

Sanctuary Network and Training

Friday, February 10, 2017 to Saturday, February 11, 2017

In this Epiphany Season we seek to ask the question and resource the ministries of the Synod of the Northeast around the theme: "What does it mean to 'offer sanctuary?" How can your faith community be prepared to offer sanctuary to those who need it in this time of direct threat to many in our communities? 

Sanctuary and Accompaniment in New York State

Since the election things have been quite busy for us at New Sanctuary for Immigrants.  We’ve been blessed with many new members who want to get involved with the work of defending and strengthening immigrant rights. Post-Election we have been able to form working groups and organize to make Albany a Sanctuary City, Albany County a Sanctuary County, and to stop the County Sheriff from detaining immigrants at the County jail. Parallel to our work, there has been mobilization at the state universities (SUNY) to declare Sanctuary Campus.

How to Become a Sanctuary Community 101

Get prepared to offer gospel hospitality, protection and rest to people who are under threat of deportation or other danger because of their immigration status.

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