The Sanctuary Movement, loosely defined, is growing movement of immigrant and over 700 faith communities doing what Congress and the Administration refuse to do: protect and stand with immigrants facing deportation. Those who declare sanctuary, pledge to protect immigrant families who face workplace discrimination or unjust deportation.
Below, you will find a growing list of resources to familiarize yourself with this movement.
STUDY AND RESOURCE GUIDE
Primer on immigration issues, activities, and study for congregation and small group settings. Created by the Christian Reformed Church.
UNITED METHODIST SANCTUARY TOOLKIT
What does being a sanctuary congregation entail?
SANCTUARY NOT DEPORTATION
Provided by the national Sanctuary Movement. Visit the website to learn more about the active coalitions and tactic/strategy resources for congregations.
How to become a Sanctuary Community 101. Video webinar organized by the Presbyterian Church U.S.A.’s Synod of the Northeast
GOOGLE DRIVE OF RESOURCES
Resources aggregated from a variety of sites, movements, and individuals regarding sanctuary.
HISTORY OF SANCTUARY MOVEMENT
All the reading you could possibly want about the movement, particularly in the 1990s. Compiled by Vanderbilt Divinity grad, Erin Guzmán
SANCTUARY 101 FOR CONGREGATIONS
Interested in learning more about becoming a sanctuary congregation? Download this resource.
Resources for your congregation, and faith/spiritual community.
Liturgy, prayers, etc.