New Sanctuary Movement
The New Sanctuary Movement (NSM), now called Sanctuary 2014, is a growing movement of faith and immigrant communities doing what Congress and the Administration refuse to do: protect and stand with immigrants facing deportation.. Members of the NSM pledge to protect immigrant families who face workplace discrimination or unjust deportation. Religious leaders, congregations and faith-based organizations of all denominations are welcome to join the Movement.
- Press Release: October 28, 2014: The UUA and the UCC Recommit to the Sanctuary Movement
- Immigrant finds sanctuary in Denver Unitarian church
How to Join
Ask your congregation to sign the pledge. In some congregations the social justice committee has signed, while in others the board signed on, and in others the congregations adopted a resolution. Some congregations choose to go through a process of education and dialogue until they are able to reach consensus.
Please contact the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) Director for Congregational Advocacy & Witness (socialjustice [at] uua [dot] org) and let us know if your congregation has signed the pledge.
- Congregational Toolkit for Becoming a Sanctuary Congregation
- Pledge to support sanctuary or offer sanctuary (click 'For Congregations' or scroll down)
- Find a NSM Coalition Representative Near You
- List of New Sanctuary Movement Pledge Congregations & Organizations
- Taking Action as a Congregation: A UUA Leader's Library Guide for Congregational Resolutions and Social Justice Statements
- Read about the process through which the Danbury, CT, Unitarian Universalist (UU) Congregation reached consensus in The Road to New Sanctuary.
- Take a look at the UU Church of Long Beach's NSM Pledge.
- Sanctuary 2014
- The UUA and the UCC Recommit to the Sanctuary Movement
- UUA Brief (PDF, 6 pages) on the New Sanctuary Movement
- Sanctuary: Summary of Relevant UUA Statements
- UUA Joins Faith Communities Protecting Immigrants from Deportation (May 10, 2007)
- UUA Supports the New Sanctuary Movement (May 8, 2007)