Sanctuary Church Movement

The following was taken from the Minnesota Conference United Church of Christ COMMAntary e-newsletter, dated 2/24/17 Yes, MOVEMENT is indeed what is happening in our Conference when it comes to providing “Sanctuary” for immigrant families facing deportation. The Sanctuary Movement traces its roots to the 1980s, when many congregations were led to provide housing and other assistanceContinue reading “Sanctuary Church Movement”

Tell the Obama Administration: Stop the Raids on Central American Refugees | Groundswell

As people of faith and moral conscience, we are outraged by the Obama administration’s violation of human rights by using raids as a scare tactic against the immigrant community and deporting thousands of Central American refugees who entered the United States seeking asylum. We urge President Obama and his administration to respond to this crisisContinue reading “Tell the Obama Administration: Stop the Raids on Central American Refugees | Groundswell”

Rev T Michael Rock Denounces January Immigration Raids as ‘Criminal’

In a January 5 United Church of Christ press release, Rev T Michael Rock, pastor of Robbinsdale United Church of Christ, denounced recent ICE raids as “criminal.” In response to ICE round up of hundreds of undocumented immigrants for deportation, Rock condemned the raids and called on local congregations to offer sanctuary. “What ICE isContinue reading “Rev T Michael Rock Denounces January Immigration Raids as ‘Criminal’”