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An IMIrJ vigil in support of immigrant rights. 

An IMIrJ vigil in support of immigrant rights. 

What is Sanctuary? 

Sanctuary is one of the most ancient traditions that we have as a people of faith. Drawing on this long tradition, communities of faith today are witness to the current need to declare themselves Sanctuary for immigrants, as the rise of deportations continues to separate families. In the 1980’s we were compelled by the call to welcome the stranger and opened our doors to newly arriving refugees. Today we are moved by the call to love our neighbors as ourselves, as those who are entering into Sanctuary are most often members of our communities - our neighbors.

Visit our Resources for Sanctuary Supporters page for more. 


Interfaith Movement for Immigrant Justice (IMIrJ), formerly the Oregon New Sanctuary Movement (ONSM), is a coalition of individuals, faith leaders and diverse faith communities called by our conscience to respond actively and publicly to the suffering of our immigrant brothers and sisters in the U.S. Read more... 


IMIrJ volunteers celebrating victory after accompanying a community member to his court hearing where the judge ruled in his favor.