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First Unitarian Society of Denver

First Unitarian Society of  Denver is housing an undocumented immigrant in its basement. It maintains a page of information about the new sanctuary movement on its website. The Rev. Mike Morran is senior minister.

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All Souls Church Unitarian

All Souls Church Unitarian in Washington, D.C., is in a neighborhood with many Central American immigrants. Two weeks after President Trump’s inauguration, it joined the new sanctuary movement and helped organize other local congregations as well. Contact the Rev. Robert Hardies.

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Sanctuary DMV

Sanctuary DMV is a network of congregations that protects immigrants and targeted communities in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. Its website contains resources and toolkits related to the sanctuary movement. Contact the network through this form.

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Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles

The Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles, which has 70,000 Episcopalians in 136 neighborhood congregations and mission centers, is historically one of the five most populous and culturally diverse of the Episcopal Church’s 109 dioceses. In 2016, its members voted to become a sanctuary diocese. Its Interfaith Refugee and Immigration Service offers services and assistance throughout […]

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New Sanctuary Movement of Philadelphia

The New Sanctuary Movement of Philadelphia is a coalition of about 20 groups, including churches, synagogues and ministries, that  provide sanctuary and support to immigrants in the Philadelphia area. Peter Pedemonti is the group’s co-founder and director.

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Metro Denver Sanctuary Coalition

The Metro Denver Sanctuary Coalition includes seven of Colorado’s faith communities working together to provide sanctuary. Two congregations host immigrants; five support their efforts. Member congregations are listed here. They work with the American Friends Service Committee. Media contact is Jennifer Piper.

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James Hoffmeier

James Hoffmeier is professor of Old Testament and ancient Near Eastern history and archaeology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Ill. He’s also the author of The Immigration Crisis: Immigrants, Aliens and the Bible.

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Noel Andersen

The Rev. Noel Andersen is the national grass-roots organizer for Church World Service in Washington, D.C., and works to encourage church participation in the sanctuary movement. He is an ordained United Church of Christ pastor.

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