Just as love knows no borders, our dedication to justice reaches across boundaries and walls. We stand on the side of love with all families, regardless of citizenship status, and strive to create welcoming communities and congregations. We organize and advocate for immigration reform, for an end to detentions and deportations, and for a world where hands are extended in peace and care across borders and no one feels forced to leave home or risk death in pursuit of a decent life for their family.
What We Are Doing
- Witnessing for Justice
We take public stances and engage in action, including civil disobedience, in solidarity with our undocumented siblings and others who are suffering because of the United States’ broken immigration system.
- #Not One More Deportation
We are partnering with the National Day Laborer Organizing Network and the Interfaith Immigration Coalition in their efforts to end deportations. Together we supported presidential executive action to provide relief from deportation and separation for migrant families.
- New Sanctuary Movement
We are providing sanctuary to people appealing deportation orders, refugee children, and families fleeing violence. We are part of the movement to create “Sanctuary Cities” across the country that have welcoming policies towards immigrants.
- Social Justice Trips to the U.S./Mexico Border
The Unitarian Universalist College of Social Justice offers service learning trips to the border. Journeys are grounded in theological reflection and help individuals, groups, and congregations understand the issues and discern a path toward effective action.
Worship, Learn, and Live Your Faith
Worship and Reflection
- Worship resources, including readings, hymns, and prayers, for immigration justice services, vigils, and rallies
- Theological reflection resources, including sermons and discussion guides, on immigration justice as a moral issue
- Immigration Justice study guides from the Unitarian Universalist (UU) College of Social Justice
- Immigration as a Moral Issue Study Guide: a curriculum for congregations
- Welcoming Our Neighbors (PDF, 32 pages)
- Multigenerational resources for congregational worship, reflection, and action on immigration
- More religious educational resources on immigration justice, including suggested videos, books, and study materials
Stories and Connection
- Subscribe to Immigrant Justice News or read past issues
- Read stories of immigration justice state by state throughout our faith movement
- Check out stories of how we are Standing on the Side of Love for immigrant rights
Who We Partner With
Effective justice ministry depends on partnership. UU partners for immigrant justice work, beyond the Unitarian Universalist Association, include UU State Action Networks, congregation-based community organizations, the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee, the UU College of Social Justice, and UU Refugee and Immigrant Services and Education (UURISE). UUs also form interfaith and advocacy partnerships, such as with the National Day Laborer Organizing Network, the Interfaith Immigration Coalition, No More Deaths, and Puente Human Rights Movement.