Resolution Unanimously Passed (May 6, 2007) by the Unitarian Universalist Church of Long Beach (UUCLB)
(Submitted by the UUCLB Social Action Committee's Task Force on
WHEREAS the General Assembly of the
Unitarian Universalist Association passed an Action of Immediate Witness to
Support Immigrant Justice and, in part reminded us to "recognize that no one
is 'the stranger'"; and
WHEREAS the Unitarian Universalist
Association signed on to the New Sanctuary Movement in January 2007, the first
denomination to do so in a national interfaith
WHEREAS all Unitarian Universalist
Association congregations, through the Social Action Committee Chairs, were sent
an invitation to join the New Sanctuary Movement by Susan Leslie, Director,
Office for Congregational Advocacy and Witness;
THEREFORE be it resolved that, on May 6, 2007, the Unitarian Universalist Church of Long Beach Congregational Meeting Adopt the New
Sanctuary Pledge which appears below:
Sanctuary Movement is a coalition of interfaith religious leaders and
participating congregations, called by our faith to respond actively and
publicly to the suffering of our immigrant brothers and sisters residing in the United States.
We acknowledge that the large-scale immigration of workers and their families to the United States is a complex historical, global and
economic phenomenon that has many causes and does not lend itself to simplistic
or purely reactive public policy solutions.
We stand together in our faith that everyone, regardless of national origin, has basic
common rights, including but not limited to: 1) livelihood; 2) family unity; and
3) physical and emotional safety.
We witness the violation of these rights under current immigration
policy, particularly in the separation of children from their parents due to
unjust deportations, and in the exploitation of immigrant workers. We are deeply
grieved by the violence done to families through immigration raids. We cannot in
good conscience ignore such suffering and injustice.
Therefore, We Covenant To:
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