IS IT SAFE? Taking the Concept of Sanctuary into the Streets

Register for the March Conscience Call – Expanding Sanctuary
Friday, March 24, 1:00 p.m. (ET)

On this call, dive deep into the spiritual legacy of sanctuary and the many ways it can be created: physical shelter, public policy, communities, networks of protection, and more. We’ll hear about how we can expand sanctuary in our own contexts, with small-group breakouts (online!).

“We claim the language of “sanctuary” as the way we create safe systems for those under threat because of their status, religion, race or identity. “ from Sanctuary Toolkit

The original concept of religious spaces as sanctuary for refugees is rooted in Judaism. The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) and the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) have been deeply involved in the support of immigrant rights since the Sanctuary Movement of the 1980s.

Outside of our churches, there is much that can be done in our communities to support the safety of all. Consider actions found in UUSJs Congregational Action Guide to work with local organizations and help our local cities, counties, schools, and law enforcement agencies to refuse to cooperate with unjust national policy that targets people based on race, religion, or other identities; including School District Policy, Policing and Surveillance Policies, Hate-Free/Human Rights Zones, and Active Resistance & Rapid Response.
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