Building a movement, not a moment.


Quick Start Sanctuary + Protection from ICE Raid/Refugee Attacks Resources:

Interfaith Toolkit to Keep Families Together and End Separation. Summer 2018

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS resources from NW Immigrant Rights Project. Safety Plan for Youth and Children from our Partners at Legal Counsel for Youth and Children; Safety plan for home AND work raids.

Interfaith Movement for Immigrant JusticeOregon-based Interfaith organization, lots of downloadable resources/tool kits for faith communities interested in Sanctuary work. 

Sanctuary Not Deportation.The national Sanctuary Movement website that lists active coalitions and tactic/strategy resources for congregations - #SanctuaryRising (@sanctuarymvmt on Twitter).

How to become a Sanctuary Community 101. Video webinar organized by the Presbyterian Church U.S.A.’s Synod of the Northeast

Sanctuary Resources from the Unitarian Universalist Association

Solidarity & Sanctuary: Options for Congregational Action. Guide from UUSC

Reviving the Sanctuary MovementArticle by Erin Guzmán in The Christian Century.

Expanding Sanctuary. What makes a sanctuary city? Report by Mijente.

Defy, Defend, Expand Sanctuary Policy Solutions. A compilation of current bills and analysis pointing toward what’s needed but not yet drafted to serve as a starting place for crowdsourcing policy solutions to expand sanctuary at the city level. Compiled by Mijente.

Response to Immigration Raids and other Attacks Against Immigrants and Refugees. Resource from Indivisible

General Racial Justice Toolkits

Asian America Racial Justice Toolkit. Workshop modules. Curriculum. Resources.

Racial Equity Tools. Resources to support individuals and groups working to achieve racial equity. Site offers tools, research, tips, curricula and ideas for people who want to increase their own understanding and to help those working toward justice at every level.



Resources for those directly impacted by ICE, refugees, and their allies

This toolkit was developed by the Immigrant Services Network of Austin to assist individuals and families with preparing to respond effectively in the event of a local worksite raid by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Their intent is two-fold and includes (1) educating immigrants about their rights, and (2) assisting individuals and families with preparing an emergency plan for their household. The knowledge and application of these tools and information can also apply to other types of enforcement and emergency situations.

Resources for families and allies. In English and Spanish.

Liturgies, litanies, congregational + and spiritual resources.

45th's Executive Orders.

Sanctuary: What it is, quick resources, toolkits, and more.


Where to begin?

Engaging in justice work is no easy task. here are some ways to begin.

As people of faith and conscience, we are called to witness and action on issues of human well-being, justice, peace. Given the current state of affairs in the United States, it's hard to keep up with the calls to action we receive daily. 24 hour news cycles are everywhere, and it's a challenge to find verified information. 

We hope this is a resource to guide individuals and groups as they resist, organize, and stand up to the injustices that are committed on the regular.

Steps you can take today.

1. Keep tabs on this database of U.S. senators, representatives, governors, and attorneys general to see what their responses are/have been to the Muslim and refugee bans and contact them accordingly.

2. Develop plans for talking with youth and children about what’s happening, especially refugee and immigrant children and their families. below is a link to a helpful resource from the Teaching Tolerance Project (part of the Southern Poverty Law Center) educators and staff.

3. practice showing up. click on the button below for a super helpful guide for white people working for social justice. the free guide includes prayers, reflections, and questions to guide faith-rooted racial justice effortS.

4. don't get overwhelmed. here are a few tips.

5. sign up to receive the weekly Action Checklist for Americans of Conscience

4. get involved through indivisible. download the guide and take action locally.