New Sanctuary Movement
The New Sanctuary Movement (NSM) is a coalition of people of faith across ten states and growing. 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.
How to Join
Ask your congregation to sign the New Sanctuary Movement 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 @ uua.org) and let us know if your congregation has signed the pledge.
- 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.
For more information contact socialjustice @ uua.org.
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Last updated on Friday, June 22, 2012.
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