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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. 

 

IMIrJ, the Interfaith Movement for Immigrant Justice accompanies and equips communities and people of faith to advance immigrant justice through direct accompaniment of immigrants facing detention and deportation, policy advocacy at local, state and national levels, and prophetic action. Founded in 2006, IMIrJ is in relationship with leaders from over 140 congregations throughout the state of Oregon. Read more... 

 

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

 
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For the one year anniversary of the first hunger strike by immigrants held in detention at NORCOR in The Dalles, Oregon, people of faith from across the state came together and took action.

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