Sanctuary Movement


History of the Sanctuary Movement (the 1980s movement specifically)

Compiled by Erin Guzmán

Bau, Ignatius. This Ground is Holy: Church Sanctuary and Central American Refugees, Paulist Press (New York, NY): 1985.

Coutin, Susan Bibler. The Culture of Protest: Religious Activism and the U.S. Sanctuary Movement, Westview Press (Boulder, CO): 1993.

Davidson, Miriam. Convictions of the Heart: Jim Corbett and the Sanctuary Movement, University of Arizona Press (Tucson, AZ): 1988.

Golden, Renny and Michael McConnell. Sanctuary: The New Underground Railroad, Orbis Books (Maryknoll, NY): 1986.

Reviving the Sanctuary Movement (Quick overview by Erin Guzman):

Other great, relevant resources:

Carrol, M. Daniel. Christians at the Border: Immigration, the Church, and the Bible, 2nd Edition, BrazosPress (Grand Rapids, MI): 2013. 

Guzder, Deena. Divine Rebels: American Christian Activists for Social Justice, Lawrence Hill Books (Chicago, IL): 2011.

Heyer, Kristin E. Kinship Across Borders: A Christian Ethic of Immigration, Georgetown University Press (Washington D.C.): 2012.

Myers, Ched and Matthew Colwell. Our God is Undocumented: Biblical Faith and Immigrant Justice, Orbis Books (Maryknoll, NY): 2012.

Snyder, Susanna. Asylum-Seeking: Migration and Church, Ashgate Publishing Company (Burlington, VT): 2012.