As a community of faith, we feel called to protect undocumented immigrant families from an immigration system that is separating families and deporting families who are woven into the fabric of our community and economic system.
We are committed to work with immigrant leaders in our community in their struggle for civil and human rights.
We are committed to work for fair and just immigration policies and practices as faithful members of this community.
We pledge to help houses of worship who are physically providing sanctuary to undocumented immigrant families and individuals. We will help provide food, friendship, and activities for families in the sanctuary.
We pledge to participate in protection networks in our community who minister to the immigrants in escorting people to court. We will accompany people when needed and be a witness.
We pledge to join in immigration conversations. We will call and write letters to legislators and attend vigils when needed and when possible. We will work to change immigration policies in order that civil law and our faith are in sync.
We pledge that when possible, we will serve as a rapid response team providing witness in raids to what is happening.
And, we promise to pray for the stranger and the immigrant in our midst.
Kathy Stults, Clerk of Session