A growing movement of immigrant and faith communities have committed to doing what Congress and the Administration refuse to do: protect and stand with immigrants facing deportation. However, many congregations have questions. Who is seeking sanctuary? Who leads sanctuary? How do faith communities declare sanctuary? To answer these questions we have put together a list of links to help congregations who are considering becoming sanctuary congregations or know someone in need of sanctuary from deportation.
Toolkits for Congregations Considering Sanctuary
Sanctuary Toolkit (Unitarian Universalist)
2011 ICE Morton Memo about ICE actions in “sensitive locations” (schools, churches, hospitals)
New Sanctuary Legal Toolkit (Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law)
Sanctuary Congregations FAQs (ACLU)
Sanctuary Church for Immigrants (Insurance Board)
Legal Considerations for Faith Communities (UCC webinar)
Links for Discernment:
Resources for those in Need of Sanctuary
Picked Up: A Guide for Immigrants Detained in North Carolina (NC Justice Center)
Emergency Planning Guide (NC Justice Center)
Support those who are in Sanctuary in North Carolina
Please visit www.afsc.org/NCsanctuary to learn more about the courageous sanctuary leaders who are at the forefront of this movement—and join us in rejecting unjust and inhumane policies and practices. Sign their petitions to help protect Juana, Jose, Samuel, Eliseo, Oscar and others from deportation. And join us in calling for humane policies that welcome and respect the dignity of all people.