We believe all people deserve justice irregardless of their immigration status. Columbine Unitarian Universalist Church joined the Metro Denver Sanctuary Coalition (MDSC), which was launched on September 10, 2014. It is a multi-faith coalition of congregations in the metro Denver area, walking with immigrants, seeking justice, and providing sanctuary for the body and spirit. The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) coordinates the MDSC and Columbine is one of seven Colorado faith communities who have joined together in support.
As an act of public witness, the The New Sanctuary Movement enables congregations to publicly provide hospitality and protection to a limited number of immigrant families whose legal cases clearly reveal the contradictions and moral injustice of our current immigration system while working to support legislation that would change their situation. This is one organization we advocate for immigration justice. Watch for events to attend in our eblast or newsletter.
The MDSC meets at 6 pm on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month at the American Friends Service Committee office, 901 W 14th Ave #7, Denver, 80204.
Follow the MDSC on Facebook “Metro Denver Sanctuary Coalition” www.metrodenversanctuary.org. Sanctuary is more than a building!
Sanctuary Door Watchers for First Unitarian
First Unitarian’s staff has received a lot of love, but also some hate. They need help answering the door to give them relief and time to focus on their work. Jeanette needs some help redirecting folks who are dropping by unscheduled. Most of us are stretched pretty thin, but this is an easy job. Get some reading, knitting, phone calling done while volunteering. The staff there will set you up with what to expect. Use this link to signup to help.
SURJ Community Meeting: What Is Sanctuary
Showing Up for Racial Justice intends to move white people into bold action for racial justice. Many opportunities for action will be shared! Come and bring a friend. What does it mean to be a sanctuary city, school, or faith community? We’ll explore these questions together AND suggest concrete, practical actions you can be taking right now to “be sanctuary” in ways that are accountable to leadership of color in our community. SURJ Community Meeting at Wash Park UUC, Tuesday, March 28th from 6:30-8:30 pm. 400 S. Williams St., Denver 80209.