Social Justice Ministry Team Meeting
Date(s) - May 09, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Clara Barton Room
This will be the focus of our discussion at the regular Social Justice Ministry Team meeting on May 9 (7-9PM) in the Clara Barton Room. The Sanctuary Movement 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 pledge to protect immigrant families who face workplace discrimination or unjust deportation. Unitarian Universalists are joining the many religious leaders, congregations, and faith-based organizations of all denominations who are part of the Movement. http://www.uua.org/immigration/witness/partners/newsanctuary
Our faiths calls us to live out our principles and values, and as a faith community we have a moral calling to bear witness and serve. So, what would it take to offer sanctuary in the Boston Metro since it isn’t currently offered?
Now is the time to prepare the way so that when cases arise, we’re ready to act. Usually, by the time a person needs Sanctuary, all other legal avenues have been pursued and a final order of deportation has been issued. There may be little time, a few days, or a few months left for a person before being deported when a congregation is approached.
- Sanctuary In a Trump Era NSM 11/21/16 webinar
- Video on Sanctuary from the 1980s and present: Theo Rigby www.vimeo.com/189690725 (password: sanctuary)
If possible, review of some of these materials ahead of the meeting would be helpful.