"Stewardship" is about building power and community, as we care for this precious resource that is interfaith movement-buiding!
We welcome both individual stewards and group/faith community stewardship for IMIrJ
The greater our numbers, the stronger our show of force and voice to policymakers, decision-makers, and to the immigrant community. All IMIrJ stewards are encouraged to participate in regular gatherings, our ongoing I.C.E. vigils, campaigns, and other special events and actions. Your organizing and activist energy grows with IMIrJ, as does our collective capacity to change policy, hearts, and minds.
Individual Stewardship: Membership contributions are sliding scale, beginning at $50/year for an individual. Monthly, sustaining stewardship is an affordable way to support our work and provides us with a reliable income; most monthly members contribute at least $120 per year, or $10 per month.
Faith Community Stewardship: For faith communities, stewardship begins at $200 per year, or $1 per family unit per year. However, we do encourage your community to select an amount that works for your both your community’s annual budget and for your goals for immigrant justice!
What contributions from our supporting stewards pay for: Staff time (4 part-time employees in 2018) and costs for our projects and programs: statewide campaigns and organizing, Sanctuary Cohort projects, Sanctuary cases, "Immigrant Support Network", Accompaniment Project, ongoing events and I.C.E. Vigils. Materials for education and outreach, publications.
All IMIrJ stewards are encouraged to participate in our monthly volunteer gatherings, special events, and educational opportunities.
FAITH COMMUNITY STEWARDS
IMIrJ faith community stewards represent the diversity of our cultures and faith traditions, including congregations, community groups, and organizations.
"Being involved in the New Sanctuary movement is what we are called to do as people of good faith and good conscience. This work feeds my desire for justice and the call I feel to take action."
- Katie Dwyer, IMIrJ individual steward