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with God's help, we are committed to walk humbly alongside our most vulnerable brothers and sisters, being open to hearing and seeing them as God sees all of us. 

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Advocacy

Educate ourselves about the current news, issues, and needs of the undocumented, migrants, and refugees.

Advocate for fairness, justice, and resistance when necessary, with a larger goal of peaceful coexistence. 

Engage in dialogue with those with whom we agree and disagree.

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Accompaniment & Hospitality

Be a loving presence of witness.

Reach out with hospitality to our neighbors, both within and outside of St. John’s. 

Provide financial support to agencies/institutions that provide direct physical sanctuary

Provide food and resources for basic needs. 

Be open to having our lives changed through relationship with our neighbors. 

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Networks of Protection & Rapid Response

Be open to having our lives changed through relationship with our neighbors. 

Train our community to know our legal rights and open our Church for training opportunities. 

NOT ask anyone their citizenship or immigration status. For those who choose to share their life story, we will respectfully listen with open, nonjudgmental hearts.

NOT cooperate with or assist investigations, surveillance, or information gathering unless compelled by a valid court order.

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Prayerful Discernment

Work with other Sanctuary Churches, faith-based and non-faith based organizations. 

Regularly meet in dialogue and prayer to be open to God’s call to move in new directions, using God’s gifts in each of us, to best serve our neighbors.